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I'm a middle aged mother of 2 grown children and wife to a man who doesn't seem to mind my almost heroin-like yarn addiction. I spend my time writing, knitting, and generally stressing out.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jammy Dodgers!

We all know I am not only a Whovian, but an Anglophile. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when R brought me some Jammy Dodgers that he got at the World Market. I had to try them, of course. If it's loved by The Doctor, it's loved by me.

I have to say, I was a little disappointed. Maybe they just weren't as fresh as they could be since they were imported. And who knows how long things sit on the shelf at the World Market? They also were not very sweet, compared to American shortbread cookies. Not even the jammy part. Not like the American Girl Scout shortbread cookies, which are so overly sweet you're almost in tears by the time you finish a box. What? You don't eat a whole box in one sitting? So that's just me, then? Huh.

Even so, I thought Jammy Dodgers were ok. But I'd also be interested to see how some other cookies stack up, too. (Purely scientific research, mind you.)

If you want to send me cookies, let me know. I'll send you my shipping address.

I did find it curious that there was a sticker on the back with all the Recommended Daily Allowances printed on it. So I pulled the sticker back to see what was under it. The British RDAs. Well, of course. That makes sense. The whole Metric/Standard thing.

But then I noticed other differences. The British label is more descriptive "each tasty Dodger," as opposed to the American "one serving."

There's that, too. The British label tells you what's in each cookie. So you can choose how many cookies you will eat. (Who eats just one cookie?) The American version gives you the nutritional information per serving. An American serving of Jammy Dodgers is two cookies, by the way. That's pretty outrageous, too. Two cookies? I eat two cookies when I don't even want cookies. Please! (See the previous paragraph on Girl Scout cookies.)There are only eight cookies in the whole package.

Who can't eat eight cookies? Seriously.

The British label has more personality, too. It warns you to store leftover cookies (Leftover. Ha! As if!) in an airtight biscuit tin "unless you like soggy biscuits!" The American version doesn't add anything like that.

Maybe because they know we're going to eat the whole package at once?


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