Tuesday, 13 July 2004

What's with the Weird Foodstuffs?

Jam in a Tin
Why? What is wrong with the humble jar? Glass or plastic – I don’t mind. You couldn’t possibly eat all the jam before the tin starts to go that funny brown colour inside. Well you could, but then you’d be sick. Is jam in a tin found anywhere outside Africa?

Oats is Oats
Surely? So why is one packet ready after three minutes of simmering (or in my case boiling. I always think why simmer when you can boil the arse off it and get it done faster), but another packet must be boiled for one minute and left to sit for five. What does the porridge do, exactly, sitting around for five minutes, all la-di-da?