Gift Idea: New Flaming Lips Chocolate Skull with a Willy Wonka-Like Gold Coin Inside

No one does weird packaging for their releases like the Flaming Lips.  The latest offering comes with a human skull made of chocolate with a gold coin buried inside its “brain.”  Why?  Death and Taxes got this quote from Wayne Coyne:

It’s all made out of chocolate, it’s a life-size human skull, a life-sized human brain, and the brain is actually sliding out of the skull made with this brain fluid flavored hard-candy. And there’s a little magic coin inside that brain that you’re supposed to dig out. I think it’s supposed to get you into any Flaming Lips show in the world. I think that’s our intention.

Only 2,000 editions are available and they go on sale Christmas Eve.  Good luck.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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