This packet trick was originally put out by Larry West and Arthur Emerson in the 1970's. At that time, E&W was producing so many packet tricks that it seemed like they would make a trick for any pictures they could print on a packet of playing cards. Gourmet Mouse was a story of a mouse, his cheese and a cat, so I reserve this one strictly for kids, since I personally think that when packet tricks started putting cartoon drawings on the cards, they took a good thing a little too far.
But for kids, this is good magic: in a nutshell, a card with a mouse and a card with a cheese are shown. The cheese turns into cheesecake and the when the mouse is shown again, their is a fat cat licking its chops!
The vintage E&W originals of this packet trick are really hard to find now, but Hampton Ridge re-issued this effect a few years ago, and unlike many re-issued magic tricks, in this case, the cards and graphics are better quality than the original. If you have an original E&W version of this trick in your collection, get this newer version to use in your perforrmances, and keep the original for your magic collection showcase.
This Hampton Ridge Gourmet Mouse is brand new, with poker sized Hoyle back cards.
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