Jesus in Food: Where to Find Him


jesus on food
Toast on Jesus, for a Change
A miracle occurred as a mother was making her sons tortillas, and lo and behold, the baby Jesus and Mary appeared! Melinda Solis of Texas was so moved by the appearance of the pair, she says she'll hang on to this tortilla -- as long as her sons don't get to it first. Clearly, her boys are not as impressed by the Virgin Mary and her baby as their mother.

Jesus has been popping up on a variety of foods (as has his mother, who appeared on a grilled cheese sandwich causing a bidding war -- it sold for $28,000), but I wondered what the most popular foods are for Jesus sightings. It turns out starch is almost always involved. Yummy, yummy, starch.

Here are the foods that often make Jesus show up to the meal.

1. Toast -- All over the world people have come to Christ through their toasted bread. This has become such a phenomenon, some smart guy decided to create and sell the Jesus toaster. So now you can have Jesus and jam every day. Hallelujah!

2. Tortillas -- In addition to the Solis family, a woman making what sounds like a delicious egg, bean, and chile tortilla found the image of Jesus in her breakfast burrito. She even went so far to have it blessed by the local priest.

3. Chips -- Be it tortilla, or potato, Jesus has been showing up in bags of snacks for some time. But by far the most entertaining is the Cheeto Jesus -- or Cheesus.

Other random Jesus sightings in food include a banana, a frozen fish stick, a pierogi, and seitan. So one thing is clear: Jesus wants us to eat.

Have you ever seen Jesus in your food?


Image via michael_reuter/Flickr

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Adria... AdrianaCooks

Heh heh, you are wicked, April!


I guess this just goes to prove you can see whatever you want to see.

jeann... jeannesager

Let's not forget the Grilled Cheesus from Glee!

mommix4 mommix4

As a follower of Christ this makes me soooo angry. Why would the savior of the world appear in food? And only to Catholics? And if that women truly believed she saw Jesus in her food why would she then sell it? Crazy,crazy people.

Mama2... Mama2JoshKatie

I'm a Christian and devoted follower of Jesus and he has never shown up in any food. I don't know what is the matter with the people claiming such, but the whole notion is just ridiculous. If the savior of the world wanted to reveal himself to someone don't you think he could come up with something other then snack food?

Aura Leigh Oosterveld

As a Christian, I think that it is possible. Not in the literal sense, of course, but these people that see Jesus in their food is inspiring. It gives them hope, maybe reminds them He is watching. Either way, I'm not offended or disturbed by the sightings of Jesus in food. If we want to look at this in a very devoute, religious way and say that it IS Jesus appearing, why wouldn't it be? Because it's snack food? God, I think, would show himself in a way that would speak to people. What speaks to people more than food in this century?

Danielle Linsley

this is so lame. How and why would Jesus choose to appear in food? It's called people's desperation.

Sabrina Williams Messenger

Well, when you consider that for many who are Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican (Episcopalian) Christians, Jesus is "food" of sorts. The Eucharist. There are several references in the Scriptures about eating his flesh and drinking his blood. 


Nope, no Jesus in my food.  Maybe I am not looking hard enough.  :)

frysh... fryshannon34

I spose you can see what you want to anywhere

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