What does OG mean?

It’s short for the initials of the OG Research and Development Center. It’s also the name of a product made with a specially treated bacteria that is said to have the same ability as a prescription medicine. The bacteria is known as Lactobacillus plantarum, or L. plantarum for short.

That’s not your typical food item. The bacteria is grown at an accredited lab and sold under a variety of brand names and names in between that include:

Mucobloc by FoodWorks

O’Reilly’s Oatmeals By Nature


Pillowcase by FoodWorks

Gourmet Green Juice

Rice Cakes By Nature & Organic Rice & Barley

Buttercup by FoodWorks


Sugar Cane

Tasteful by FoodWorks



The company even has its own brand of “O’Reilly’s Choice.”

So how the hell did we end up with all this? In short: We all know that a lot of people have a pretty hard time believing that anything good could come out of a bacteria that has already been proven to work. But hey, we live in a pretty weird time of life, right? We can believe we’re going to be treated to some incredible, delicious food soon, and maybe even start growing and eating our own bacteria.

The good news is that the bacteria can actually help people heal, so long as they understand that bacteria like this are harmless and have a specific purpose.

What do you think? Will the bacteria you eat actually help heal your body? What brand of “natural” food would you prefer?

Do you have any of your own bacteria growing inside of your body? What kind of bacteria do you have?

The “Rudolph” logo and the text “MUST READ – MESSAGE REVIEW” are printed at the top of the front cover, alongside the logo’s name with the word “MAYDAY” beneath it. There’s nothing out of the ordinary here – other than a brief image of what might be an early prototype.

This is the first official release of Rudolph by a self-proclaimed “collector” and “designer” who goes by the moniker The Black Box. We don’t know what’s inside, so this is certainly not a product-to-completion review.