Today, I opened up a 1989 Topps baseball card pack. Out popped a piece of hard, stale 25-year old gum. I remembering opening these packs as a kid - a lot of the times, i just threw the cards in a shoebox and enjoyed the gum. The nostalgia almost led me to put the stale confection into my mouth, but common sense told me otherwise. They stopped putting gum into card packs sometime in the 90's, but brought them back sometime several years ago. I also remember getting baseball cards in hot dog and bologna packs, cereal boxes and cracker jack boxes. I think that whenever i got a card of one of my favorite players, it somehow enhanced the flavor and satisfaction of the food item coupled with that card.
Any favorite foods that were coupled with non food items (and vice versa)?