Catching up on prices, getting lost in pieces


Nothing’s ever cheaper

Mr. Tidbit was so mesmerized last week by the novelty of the several kinds each of new Green Giant Riced Veggies, Roasted Veggies, Veggie Tots and Mashed Cauliflower that he forgot to mention (or ran out of steam before he could mention) that — of course — they cost more. The many frozen vegetables in this line don’t carry a single price, nor is there always a similar product in the regular Green Giant collection, for easy comparison. But here are two examples from one store: Roasted Veggies unseasoned roasted corn, 10 oz., $2.69; Steamers Niblets corn & butter sauce, 10 oz. $2.19. And Riced Veggies unseasoned Cauliflower & Sweet Potato, 10 oz., $3.19; Steamers Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots & Cheese Sauce, 10 oz., $2.19


Reese’s down the rabbit hole

Now full of vegetables, Mr. Tidbit feels he can safely turn once more to junk.

Specifically, yet another version — but more peculiar than most — of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. We already had quite a few of those, in several sizes and in seasonal shapes, mostly milk-chocolate covered, but also Reese’s Dark and Reese’s White Peanut Butter Cups and Crunchy (filled with crunchy peanut butter).

Peanut Butter Cups, of course, are the just tip of the Reeses’s iceberg. Principally, there’s Reese’s Pieces, the (can Mr. Tidbit say it?) m&m-like candies with peanut butter filling. But there are also a host of other Reese’s candy bars: Reese’s Sticks chocolate-covered peanut butter wafer bars; Reese’s Crispy Crunchy bar (chocolate, peanut butter, crispy peanut candy (think Butterfinger) and chopped peanuts); Reese’s Nutrageous bar (chocolate, peanuts, peanut butter and caramel), and Reese’s Fast Break bar (chocolate, peanut butter and nougat). Never mind Reese’s cereal, ice cream, syrup, baking bits, etc.

So what combination are we missing? New Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Stuffed With Pieces Candy. Not clear? It’s a Peanut Butter Cup, within the peanut butter filling of which are Reese’s Pieces — candy pieces themselves filled with peanut butter. Peanut butter filled with candy filled with peanut butter.

Mr. Tidbit felt dizzy there, for a minute, imagining peanut butter filled with candy filled with peanut butter filled with candy filled with peanut butter filled with . . .  [Slap!] Thank you; Mr. Tidbit needed that.


Al Sicherman

Author: Al Sicherman

Al Sicherman and his used dog, Gus, live in Minneapolis. Al is on the left/

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