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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Instructions

A few weeks ago when I was food shopping, I saw something that took me back in time.  Many, many years ago when I was working in the patent department of American Can Co., they had a department for testing new products.  Sometimes they would give these products to employees to test for our impressions.

One of these products that I was given was cheese in a can.  I don't know what it was called then, but it is now called Easy Cheese.  Well, when I saw it in the supermarket, I just had to buy it.  I know, cheese lovers and gourmets would frown on it, but it brought back many memories.  I often bought it, it was easy and fun for my boys on evenings when I decided to have party time and not cook.

I tried it tonight, it was OK.  It's not as soft as it used to be, but, as I said, it brought back some good memories.  This time, I added a glass of wine, which made it much better.

I decided to read some of the instructions on the can.  Obviously, the manufacturer doesn't think much of the intelligence of the consumer.  Here are the directions:

     "For best results, remove cap, hold applicator tip close to food, press tip firmly and move slowly across food surface."

Really, if you have to be told to remove the cap, you should not be in a position of preparing food for yourself or others.  Just saying.

1 comment:

Snooty Primadona said...

Instructions for canned cheese. Priceless. There's a really funny scene about canned squirt cheese in the movie "Four Christmases" w/ Reese Witherspoon.