Sunday, October 5, 2008

PB Slices

A friend of mine once told me that the secret to successfully marketing a new product is to appeal to the customer's laziness. All you have to do is create a product that will eliminate a simple but mildly annoying task. People will be all over that.

Example: bags of shredded cheese. Is it really that hard to shred your own cheese? No... But I'm still occasionally tempted to lay down six dollars so that I can just pull shredded taco-spiced cheddar out of my fridge on a whim.

The inventor of this product has gone too far. Much too far. The P. B. Slices web site actually says "PB Slices makes peanut butter easy to eat."Hmm...what a conundrum. Easy to eat but difficult to peel. I'm also guessing it's difficult to digest and eliminate from the body. I think I'll choose to go to the massive effort of fighting open a jar, wrestling the peanut butter out with a knife and tearing up my bread as I try to spread it.

6 comments:

Avey Christiansen said...

ewww, they're even the wrong colour.

~ robin ~ said...

wow. that is the ultimate in laziness.

Karen said...

gross!

Jena said...

Brent and I are both laughing and agreeing with you right now. So funny, Jamers you keep us on our toes.
Hope you have a great day,
Still laughing~Jena

we are a family of five... said...

sick. that's all I have to say about that one, Jamie.
How've you been?
-Renee

Paige said...

They look like ham slices. That would be pretty gross to confuse...

 
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