Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New and Improved, Not

After my friend introduced me to the term ‘first world problems’ I can’t stop applying the term. Today’s little gripe definitely fits.

Another one of them has an actual name – choice paralysis. It’s when a person goes to the modern grocery store and has trouble finding the desired item due to so many options.

That issue cropped up yesterday in an unexpected way. Shopping with my husband, I decided to pick up a box of sesame sticks. They’re one of the few snacks I crave, if only now and then.

Last night I opened the container and put one in my mouth. Instead of succulent sesame, I got hammered by garlic. It turns out the manufacturer decided to try a new recipe. These are ‘everything’ sesame sticks. Just like the bagel of the same name, I find the taste overwhelming.

~sigh~

One of these days I’ll learn to check every last label to the finest print. Oh, well. They can be eaten along with the white cheddar crispy things my husband picked out and decided they taste horrible. Maybe they’ll cancel one another out.

Are you a snacker?

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12 comments:

  1. I would like that garlic, but you're right about all the choices and getting it right can be a challenge.

    I snake on chocolate rice cakes. They are low calorie and filling. I works for me.

    Have a fabulous day, Darla. ♥

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    1. I used to like cheese flavored rice cakes. :) Be well, my dear!

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  2. There was a program on (CNBC, I think) about Costco. They don't offer many alternatives for that very reason. When there are more choices, people have a harder time choosing. Weird, isn't it?

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    1. That's interesting. It never occurred to me before reading this, but Sam's Club is similar to Costco and does the same thing. I just figured they negotiated for what products to offer to their subscribed shoppers.

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  3. YES...and it would all be sweets if I let it. I am not and have never been a healthy eater, well maybe for four whole months after my gastric by pass surgery. But yes, I love to snack.

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    1. I bet you do better than you realize. ~grin~ I've seen some of your dinners, and know you share when you bake less healthy goodies. Take care!

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  4. That would annoy me too. I am a snacker- smartfood is my main snack. And chocolate, but I gave that up for Lent.

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  5. How true!. I have faced this on so many occasions. In a sense, yes, there are more to choose from. But practically, it's difficult to understand which one is better or more suited. So much time is spent looking at the pros and cons of each!
    I am not so much of snacker. But I like one once in a while.

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    1. It does take more time figuring out what one wants, which adds to the annoyance. Be well!

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  6. I love dried mango, and get a small bag at the grocery store now and then. I really love dried ginger. I grab a bag, thinking its one or the other, in a hurry at Grocery OUtlet, not really looking and its dried chili mango. YIKES! At first I didn't like but now, however, I LOVE them. I've not had sesame sticks. Looking forward to indulgence in a favorite snack only to find it isn't what you thought---that's such a let down.

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    1. I've never eaten dried ginger. That's interesting. I'm getting used to these, but won't buy them again, that's for sure.

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