Sample Prison Food… Without Prison


The popular event is back this year, featuring a dish that most likely won’t end up having you beg for the recipe. This Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting Prison Food Weekend. And on the menu this year is the controversial Nutraloaf, an item that is served as a punishment for many American prisoners today. The event is giving participants a sample of Nutraloaf that was made using the official recipes from Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Maryland. Visitors will also be able to check out sample menus, prison reports and more.

Nutraloaf is generally accepted in prisons as a form of punishment, though the issue does remain controversial. After you’ve sampled the product, you can write your thoughts on a taste card and decide for yourself whether or not it is cruel punishment. So while it may not be the tastiest event we’ve ever written about, you’ll get a sample of something you’ve wanted to know about, but hoped you’d never have to.

Prison Food Weekend [Official]

Let’s Go To Prison! For Dinner!


It’s bad enough when your little brother snags the jalepeno pepper you’ve been saving to eat at the end of your Greek salad, right? So imagine how paranoid and pissed prisoners must get when the cellblock bully saunters over to snatch the moldy piece of bread off their plate. And on the weekend of June 8-9 you can recreate something akin to this scene at Eastern State Penitentiary, the site of Prison Food Weekend.

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