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Coconuts: now with liquid centers.

March 4, 2011

For Christmas, my wife received an electric griddle.  We have a lot of people in our house, so it has been a wonderful addition to our kitchen.  We use it often and love how quickly it can cook large amounts of pancakes, bacon, hamburgers, etc.

With that said – we also got lots of entertainment from the packaging.

A griddle is a fairly simple product and the manufacturers obviously felt they needed more features for the packaging.  They listed in large, bold letters things like: large cooking area (sounds good), power cord included (um… I would hope so) and even heat resistant feet to avoid countertop damage (what?!).

Since when does not burning down my house count as a selling point?

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6 comments

  1. Hahaha! “power cord included” talk about grasping at straws!


    • Sometimes less is more, I guess. 🙂


  2. It’s that desperation that comes when your product only does what is says on the tin!


    • Perhaps the ad exec was paid by the word? Really, they should have just let the product speak for itself.


  3. Warning: pancakes not included– or pancake friends.


    • Ha!
      I remember looking at an $9.00 ipod case several years ago and the packaging said “ipod not included.”
      Seriously?



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