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Ideal Meal
  • Ideal Meal


    Predict the meal your spectator will order!


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      Ideal Meal is a delightfully engaging and powerful routine with beautiful props that is about the fun and relatable topic of food!  It's super practical mentalism that's easy to do, packs flat and instantly resets making it perfect for pro and beginners alike!

      A collection of cards with different drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts from a variety of restaurants are introduced. Using these like a big menu, your participant orders a four course meal. The cards are then turned over to reveal prices on the backs. Each item has a different value. When the prices of their selections are added together, the total amount perfectly matches your prediction!

      You will love how the ancient method has been greatly enhanced and cleverly camouflaged in a new way that that elevates the concept and unlocks new features.  Best of all, everything is self-working, resets instantly and since no table is required, it is perfect for close up magic and walkaround performers. You can also customize the prediction to be any style you want from billets to money, gift cards and more.

      •  No gimmicks or gaffs

      •  Self-working (incredibly easy to do!)

      •  Instantly resets

      •  Every price is different (As part of the routine, you can show other choices sum to another total)

      •  Multiple handlings taught (perform without a table, or even completely hands off if you prefer!)

      •  Custom printed cards on plastic PVC stock for durability (if they get dirty just wipe them clean!)

      Versions Available: USD, Euro & GBP (please select the desired currency when ordering*)

      * If your local currency is not listed, a logical alternate presentation is included which is suitable no matter where you live - just choose a currency from a region that you could have visited.


      This is a physical item that will be shipped to you typically within 24 hours of the purchase.  The package comes with the specially printed cards, custom tuck case, 50 minutes of online video instructions (which can be streamed or downloaded) and a PDF with additional ideas.


      “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

      "There's three things that my favorite magic needs to be: direct, baffling and practical. Ideal Meal is the real deal!"
      - Kyle Purnell

      “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

      “A fun little miracle! The cards are very professional looking and it’s so easy to do it allows you to focus on your presentation.”
      - Magic Orthodoxy

      “I had the pleasure to see this before the release and it is very clever, engaging and fun to perform!”
      - Luca Volpe

      “I now perform this all the time. An outstanding concept, a well-made effect and a true “magic miracle” for your audience."
      - Joel Zaritsky

      “I love this! 100% and is my Trick of The Week."
      - Craig Petty