Who doesn’t love a good Chia Pet?! It’s the gift that keeps on giving. The giver gets to see the look of … surprise and, obviously, excitement … on the receiver’s face as they open it. And, the gift’s receiver has the fun project of soaking the Chia Pet in water and spreading the seed goo on. Plus, there is the daily joy the Chia Pet gives as you admire its lush foliage. It’s a win-win, right?! Bah-ha-ha! Who am I kidding?!
Someone actually gave me one as a gift once. I think it was a joke but this person was not a jokester so I am really at a loss. I am trying not to overanalyze it. Needless to say, my husband and I thought we would follow the directions and see what all the fuss was about. Nothing happened. It didn’t miraculously grow like you see on TV. In fact, it never grew. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch.
Now, they must grow for somebody; it was probably just human error on our part. I mean, the company has been around forever hawking these little guys and they produce other high quality, classic products like the Clapper and Ove Glove. Not to mention, they have increased the line to almost 30 variations on the original Chia Pet, from Shrek with an afro to the ever-popular head, Chia Guy. You can even choose catnip or gourmet herbs for a more upscale Chia Pet because they are nothing if not high class.