Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Convenience

You know, some convenience is ok and some is not. Let me give you an example. Salad in a bag or box is quite convenient. Who wants to waste time chopping up a salad? Shredded cheese in a bag is also convenient. Who wants to do that?

But then manufacturers take it too far. This whole Smucker’s Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich with the no-crust bread that sort of looks like a round pie is taking it too far. I won’t belabor on that one; it’s been discussed over at Memarie Lane’s blog quite well. Check it out here if you are curious.

Who comes up with these notions that since many people like pancakes and sausage for breakfast that they could create a sausage on a stick and wrap a pancake around that like a corn dog from hell?

Oh, and what stupid committee executive suggested adding chocolate chips to it? Of course chocolate chips are yummy and go with everything, right? I always sprinkle a few into my morning Pepsi and they’re delicious in soups and yogurts!

Based on this line of thinking, you can imagine what’s brewing in the research labs at various executive food corporations:

- Chips with little pockets of beer right inside them
- A fried egg with a hash brown outer shell
- A baked potato with a steak stuffed into it

19 comments:

Kanrei said...

Wow, the PB and J thing was not a VE joke, but a real product. I am scared now. I do like "Goober Grape" which combines PB and J in one bottle, but I can do my own spreading.

iamnot said...

I likes me a little piggie in a blanket now and again...but they lost me with the chocolate chips.

Marie said...

I actually think the corndog from hell looks pretty good, but not with chocolate chips. Keep in mind though, I AM pregnant.

RED MOJO said...

It's not really convenient if it's something you would never do. It's just nuts! Do you know where I could find some peeled grapes?

Kurt said...

You obviously have never been to Japan, as they have thousands of ridiculous food products like Every Burger

VE said...

kan - I know, it really is getting hard to tell what is real and what is a VE joke now. I don't know that Peanut Butter and Jelly should co-mingle that long. That seems wrong.

iamnot - Maybe if it's dark chocolate and I don't have to eat that stick thing...which of course implies I could just go buy some dark chocolate instead

marie - Clearly the chocolate chips idea was a 'committee' decision because nobody seems to want them...that's what committees do...come up with things nobody wants. Oh, and refrain from the lure of the corn dog! Bad marie!

red mojo - Ewww, imagine how slimy a bag of peeled grapes would be? That's just wrong.

kurt - I have been to Japan but I guess I spent too much time getting lost on the subway there as I never saw those! Nice jab back...again. Those little burgers are goofy; so Japanese like.

Jacki said...

Good Lord, those sausage/pancake on a stick thingees look disgusting.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jeff said...

Wait a minute... what's so bad about a steak-stuffed potato? That's sounds awesome.

Serena Joy said...

I've always thought food on a stick was pretty disgusting. And I've always liked to determine my own PB to J ratio. The potato steak really doesn't look half bad, though.:)

VE said...

jacki - Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, I'll bet they taste even worse!

jeff - You've been out in the cold too long again, haven't you?

sj - Yes, everybody does have a PBJ ratio, don't they?

Theresa said...

Oh please, save us from such monstrosities. Give me a good plate of Spanish ham, a nice glass of wine, and forget about the rest of that crap.

Matt-Man said...

I have stuffed my homemade burgers with cream cheese and green olives. It's pretty good. No, really. Cheers!!

VE said...

theresa - That's not a green ham is it?

matt-man - Hey, go for it. If Red Robin can make a Pot Roast hamburger, anything can happen

ChristineEldin said...

Ew. I take that back (from the post above this)
You are pretty gross!

dawn224 said...

gaggaggag @ the corndog blanket pig!

VE said...

christine - Gross is as gross does!

dawn224 - Welcome. My sentiments exactly...

Uncivil said...

I love the steak growing out of the potato!Yummy!

Kelley said...

I am too scared to see if there is a Rule 34 of sausage and pancake on a stick. Complete with chocolate chips. But there will be. And the freakshows will come....

Say a prayer my lovely VE, your innocence will soon be lost as was mine.

VE said...

uncivil - Yeah, can't you see THAT at dinner?

kelley - Prayers have been said...