Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Supermarket Ploy

I have a favorite product in the produce section of our grocery store. I've never purchased this item, but every time I see it, I think it's magnificent. I see people putting it in their carts from time to time and it must be the awesome slogan on the bag that draws them in.

Great for Chopping.

Now if THAT's not a reason to buy a bag chock full o' green bell peppers, I don’t know what is.

What's next? Carrots that are great for peeling? Soup that's great for stirring? The possibilities are endless. You know the phrase "great for chopping" isn't something you see very often in seed catalogs to describe vegetables. Maybe they're missing the mark!

Another product that makes me giggle is the new corn-emblazoned box of Kix cereal. Anyone that's watched any of the recent food documentaries like King Corn or The Future of Food knows that the food companies are sneaking corn into almost everything we eat. I like any product that doesn't mess around with subtlety.

Just cut right to the chase. It's a box o' corn for breakfast. Yummy.

If those two products aren't enough to get people growing their own food and making their own cereals, I don't know what is.


Engineeredgarden said...

What gets me is when they change the packaging for an item and people buy it like crazy.

Erin said...

holy cow Kate I hadn't seen that box of Corn, I mean Kix yet, LOL! That slogan would make me turn and run away! Maybe they should change it to "Great for pouring milk on...." :)

sb158 said...

LOL! I totally agree!

Darla said...

Your observations are great! I love when you rant on random things and not to wordy either.

Robin said...

I always find it amazing to see what people buy in the grocery store. Most people have not idea how much garbage and chemicals they are consuming. The food manufacturers keep creating more and more processed and pre-packaged food. I think that there should be a tax on all of the pre-packaged foods. It creates so much garbage.

donna said...

I see those big bags of bell peppers at Sam's Club and the thought of all that chopping makes me tired.


Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I agree, supporting King Corn, or getting a repetitive stress injury from chopping all those peppers, makes me glad to walk out to the gardens in the evenings to harvest our own dinner!

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