A delightfully fun, relatable and powerful routine from David Jonathan, one of the creative minds behind the bestselling effect "Snaps".
"There's three things that my favorite magic needs to be: direct, baffling and practical. Ideal Meal is the real deal!" Kyle Purnell
"Ideal Meal" is a super practical mentalism effect that's easy to do and uses beautifully-designed props based around an idea everyone can relate to—food! It's perfect for pros and beginner magicians alike.
You introduce a variety of cards featuring different meals, drinks, appetizers and desserts from different restaurants. Using it like one big menu, the spectator "orders" (selects) a four course meal. The cards are then turned over to reveal prices on the backs. Each one has a different value. When they are added together, they impossibly match your prediction.
David Jonathan has reimagined a classic principle to bring "Ideal Meal" to life. The method has been cleverly camouflaged in a way elevates the concept and unlocks new features. Everything is self-working and resets instantly. Since no table is required, it is perfect for close up magic and walkaround performers.
The custom-designed cards have been printed on plastic PVC stock for extra durability. You can also customize the prediction to be any style you want from billets to money, gift cards and more.
- No gimmicks or gaffs
- Resets instantly
- Every price is different (you can even show how other choices would make a different total)
- Can be performed entirely in the hands or even hands-off
- Works great for both in-person performances and virtual magic shows
Versions available: USD, Euro & GBP
"Ideal Meal" by David Jonathan comes with everything you need to start performing right away. The included video instructions offer multiple handlings.
"A self-working reinvention of a foolproof classic mentalism method with a fun theme. If you're in the market for a solid commercial prediction effect where the spectators do 99% of the work, you should check out Ideal Meal." Phill Smith
"Ideal Meal is an ideal miracle. It's unique, engaging & baffling. This is the Michelin Star of magic that leaves your spectators well satisfied. Highly recommended!" Joel Dickinson
"David is the master at taking classic effects and bringing them into the modern day world. Not only is this hard hitting and fun to perform, but it is DEAD EASY making it perfect for both workers and beginners alike. Ideal Meal gets a muah! chef's kiss from me!" Michael O'Brien
"Ideal Meal is like a 5-star prix fixe meal with the perfect dessert ending! I love it!" Apollo Riego