I've been a bit lazy recently and not made myself packed lunches to take into work. I really should, because instead of spending £3 on a meal deal I could be spending less than a pound on a smorgasbord of retro treats, such as the Club biscuits ('if you like a lot of chocolate...') I was nibbling on the other week.
Now that I think about it, I've had approximately three triple chickens from Sainsbury's in the last week. That's depressing. I'm not even particularly sure that I like the triple chicken, but it's the only triple that Sainsbury's does and it's important to me that I get value for money out of my meal deal. It's getting increasingly difficult to buy a good triple sandwich – Marks and Spencer used to be the place to go for that kind of action, but I've not been there for a sandwich in quite some time.
I got some crisps with my meal deal today. Well, I get crisps with my meal deal every time I get one, it's not like today was out of the ordinary. 'Unmistakably cheese and onion' it said on the front. I'm not sure what was particularly mistakable. How many people mistake crisps anyway? It's the sort of marketing truism designed to make you gag, which isn't particularly good, especially when you're about to start eating some crisps.
The only time that I think it would have been good to write such a thing would have been during the Great Crisp Bag War of the 1980s. I mean, I grew up with blue salt and vinegar and green cheese and onion, that was the way we rolled back then. I'm not sure whether crisp bag colours are monitored by the European Union, but that's exactly the sort of thing that centrally mandated regulation should cover. Unmistakably cheese and onion? Depends whether you were a Walkers or a Golden Wonder man...
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