Forget blue or pink cakes, now expecting parents can get gender-reveal lasagna

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Villa Italian Kitchen, a chain with more than 250 locations in the U.S. and Mexico, has joined in the new baby-sex-announcement craze, offering gender-reveal lasagna. Really.

Much of the early reaction online to the cheesy party plan got, well, saucy, reports The Asbury Park Press, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.

Here are the details:

"Available now, the Gender Reveal Lasagna Catering Package features one cheese lasagna with a secret pink or blue interior, a tray of Villa Italian Kitchen’s famed garlic rolls and a choice of either a garden, Caesar or Greek salad for just $139.99," the company said in a news release.

To be clear, it's the dish's cheese that will be dyed pink or blue, depending on the sex of the expected bundle of joy.

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“Creating the gender-reveal lasagna was so much fun,” said Stephanie Beamer, division vice president of franchise and catering for Villa Restaurant Group, in the release.

“We think of our guests like family and wanted to find a way to celebrate such a momentous occasion with them. We can’t wait to see all the videos of guests revealing their babies’ genders to family and friends in such a unique way.”

People who document filmed their pasta-ful reactions and share the video on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #LasagnaReveal will be entered into a quarterly giveaway to win their first week home from the hospital catered by their local Villa Italian Kitchen.

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