Fruits and Vegetables…
Paper Towels and Toilet Paper…
(Credit Photos: Andy Blumenthal @Harris Teeter)
I thought this was pretty novel.
A square watermelon.
Why do you need a square watermelon?
It was created to make transportation easier and to fit on the tight shelves of small stores in Japan.
How do you make a round/oval watermelon square?
Why of course, you put a box around it while it’s still small and on the vine.
Ah, I think they broke the mold on this innovative idea. LOL
The problem is that that because they are harvested before they are ripe, they are inedible.
So the Japanese use them for decorations, and they can last about a year.
They are so unique, they cost roughly $100 for one.
Why be square, when you can be round? 😉
(Credit Photo: Defense Acquisition University)
This was quite interesting in the local food store.
There in the aisle are shelves full of chips to eat.
On this shelf were Stacy’s Pita Crisps–5 Cheese Flavor…doesn’t sound too bad.
But next to the chips, on the same shelf, was a brick…yes, literally a solid brick wrapped in cellophane…why to keep it fresh!
Who would wrap a brick in cellophane and put it out among the other foods to eat???
Maybe the chocolate custard-filled donuts got stale–very stale–and turned into a brick.
So even the cellophane wrapping couldn’t keep it fresh.
Never buy baked goods wrapped in cellophane…you already know they are old(ish) and who knows it could be turning into a stale brick. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)