Elvis Death Day – The King’s Shopping List

Elvis Aaron Presley was famous for many things: an amazing live performer, a lively actor, a generous friend… but perhaps Elvis’s greatest accomplishment was that fact he had almost a super human ability to eat large amounts of food in single sittings.

Elvis’s favorite snack?  Surprise, it wasn’t a peanut butter and banana sandwich… it was actually the Fool’s Gold sandwich – a tasty concoction that consisted of the following: 1 loaf of white bread (slightly toasted), 1 pound of bacon, peanut butter and almost a whole jar of grape jelly.  Here’s what this 6,000 calorie masterpiece looked like –

Elvis’s food obsession didn’t stop there.  The King made sure to have his kitchen stocked with only the finest of ingredients.  Here’s the full list courtesy of The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley.

  • Fresh, lean, unfrozen ground meat
  • One case regular Pepsi
  • One case orange soda
  • Rolls (hot rolls – Brown ‘n’ Serve)
  • Cans of biscuits (at least six)
  • Hamburger buns
  • Pickles
  • Potatoes and onions
  • Assorted fresh fruits
  • Cans of sauerkraut
  • Hot dogs
  • At least three bottles of milk and 1/2 & 1/2 cream
  • Thin, lean bacon
  • Mustard
  • Peanut butter
  • Fresh, hand-squeezed cold orange juice
  • Banana pudding (to be made each night)
  • Ingredients for meat loaf and sauce
  • Brownies (to be made each night)
  • Ice cream – vanilla and chocolate
  • Shredded coconut
  • Fudge cookies
  • Gum (Spearmint, Doublemint, Juicy Fruit – three each)
  • Cigars (El Producto Diamond Tips & El Producto Altas)
  • Cigarettes
  • Dristan
  • Super Anahist
  • Contac
  • Sucrets (antibiotic red box)
  • Feenamint gum
  • Matches (four to five books)

Elvis was also notorious for eating up to 30 popsicles at a time and just riding around the grounds of Graceland with a bag of hot dug buns.


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