Friday, November 11, 2011

In Which I'm Thankful For Such Specificality

I took a sick day yesterday to catch up on some rest. When lunch time came around I dug around in the freezer, and came across some single-serving flatbread pizzas that I couldn't recall buying in recent history. They were just starting to get freezer burnt, but still looked salvageable. I took one out of the box and briefly scanned the cooking directions.

For cooking such a small pizza in the oven, this was starting to sound like a whole lot of work. They expect me to not only take it out of the box, but also remove it from its plastic wrapper and discard of the silver cardboard tray? I'm exhausted already, and beginning to think the microwave option is going to be the better route. I apparently don't have to remove the plastic wrapper, and it cooks in a fraction of the time.

What disturbs me the most about this is not that the manufacturers of this felt the need to be so specific as to tell the consumer to remove it from the box AND the wrapper AND throw out the silver tray before putting it in the oven, but that they refer to the food as "product." That kind of disassociation scares me.

Have a good weekend, everyone.


Amy - Hamlet's Mistress said...

If they had to say it, clearly they've been sued in the past for not saying it. Which is scary. :) "Product" is disconcerting to me, too.

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Badass Geek said...

Amy: You're probably right.

kristina said...

Actually, what is scary is that to put it in the oven you are supposed to remove it from the box, overwrap and dispose of the silver cooking surface, but to microwave you place it on the silevr cooking surface - to microwave it, wouldn't you still remove it from the box and overwrap?

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