If you have watched any CBS news or quasi-news program in the last week or so, you are probably aware that Andy Rooney is leaving his regular desk at CBS 60 minutes. He has written a lot and said a lot in his many years.. A sample of some of his "wise" or not so wise statements can be found here: Brainy Quotes --- Andy Rooney
I seem to remember a few Andy Rooney rants that started with " I just hate.....". Well in that cantankerous spirit, I just hate deceptive or misleading or more generously perhaps..poorly labeled packaging . A couple days ago, I decided to take advantage of a Pamida sale on Anchor-Hocking custard dishes. Recently my wife saw or read some good recipes making use of them. Buy one package, get another of same or lower price free. They are also actually made in the USA. I thought I had purchased 16 cups. Take a look at image below. I should have known better.
First, note the big green "8" on the blue background... followed by "Custard Cups". Then note the four cups out of the second package I got for "free". I did not realize until I got them home on the counter that the "8" in the image refered to 8 pieces that including the flimsy plastic caps.
I then also realized that each cup has around the top two rings made to catch and stop the plastic rings which aids the illusion of 8 cups in each package. I finally found some of our old custard cups. They look classier, and have no ring at all.
I have fallen for this type or a simmilar gimmick before so I really hate this....or admitting it. You just gotta read the fine print no matter what it is. I also need to remember my glasses.
Now to see if we can find those recipes.
*** Stay tuned even if you just love every kind of advertising and always detested Andy Rooney too --- Doug Wiken