Bricks And Chips

Brick To Eat

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)

Starbucks – BYOF

Starbucks - Eating 2

Okay, this was the second week in a row at Starbucks that I’ve seen people BYOF.



BYOF = Bring Your Own Food.



This gentleman relaxing on a Sunday has brought his ziplock bag and with some nice looking pound cake at that.



Message to Starbucks…either your food is really bad, overpriced, or perhaps a little of both. 



You pride yourself on your coffee and everyone pays a premium for it, but you are slacking on the food side of the coffeehouse. 



Seems like a big opportunity–fix your food (finally!) and make gazillions of dollars more off the addicted masses that flock to your coffee havens. 



My consulting fee…we can discuss. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)