Regardless of what you think of Capcom’s Resident Evil series, it sure does merchandise well. But when you’ve already bought a selection of prop-replica handguns, official watch(es), official bags, visited the Japanese theme park attraction and got enough S.T.A.R.S. gear to form your very own Special Tactics and Rescue Service where do you go from there? What more could a fan possibly do to prove their blind love other than grit their teeth through the utterly awful Resident Evil 6?
The answer is simple. The answer is…
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The packaging didn’t do much to convince me that this was going to be a tasty meal featuring as it does a zombie, a violently green bowl of what is possibly the curry contained within, and the cheery message “Have the BIOHAZARD Green Herb Curry and survive.”, apparently meaning that my continued existence after eating this …substance… wasn’t a foregone conclusion.
But this curry wasn’t going to research itself, so the only thing for it was to open up the box and get on with boil-in-the-bag’ing the thing and praying the contents didn’t make me ill and/or a zombie, which incidentally is my usual approach to cooking anyway. The pouch itself is almost completely unmarked, which was either a sign that the marketing folks had got bored after designing the box or that this was possibly a completely generic product in branded packaging… surely not!
Five minutes later and… ah! A completely normal bowl of standard green curry appeared out of the mysterious white pouch, with a few token chickpeas and what I sincerely hope were remnants of poultry meat floating around in it. Tasted damn nice with a bit of rice – all tasty, no itchy.
Did I really pay the best part of £10 to have what turned out to be a bog-standard green curry in a Biohazard box shipped from the other side of the world? Yes, yes I did. Do I regret it? Nah – that was fun!