Saturday, December 25, 2010

I Just Can't Let Them Do This

Most of us have our holiday traditions that we look forward to each year. One of the things I enjoy at Christmas time is decadent indulgence into a can of Almond Roca. Few things in this world come as close to perfection as this little confection. I especially like that I can buy a whole can of it for about $4.50 at Christmas time. And this year was no exception.
As I did my holiday shopping I looked up and down every possible aisle at the grocery store for the old familiar pink can. But alas, to no avail. The only thing I could find was a new box of Almond Roca. You know, the kind of "gift box" which, in economical or mathematical terms translates to, "gyp box". Sure enough, that was it. Brown & Haley decided that they could swindle more money out of their Roca-drunk slaves by selling their little golden nuggets by the box instead of the more bulk-oriented tub. This way they could swaddle each little piece of bullion in a plastic cradle, separated from the other pieces. You know, because they're so special?
Anyhow, of course I bought it regardless. It turns out there are a total of only 9 pieces of Almond Roca in the gift box. That's right...only NINE! That's not even enough for a meal! I think we need to expect more in this country, people. Like at least a couple dozen more. Who's with me?

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