Monday, January 11, 2010
Today was a busy day at work, and I didn't end up having time to grab any lunch.

Then I have my radio show at 6:00, which didn't leave me any time to grab some dinner either. Hence I have not really eaten today.

There is a small market by the radio station studio. I popped in there and grabbed the best dinner I could: a jar of Pringles and a king size Snickers.

I got into the studio and set up shop and queued up a long song so I would have time to devour my meal.

As I pulled the Snickers bar out of my backpack, I felt something was amiss. It felt like it was broken in two. OK, fine maybe I set it down a bit rough. Famished, I opened it and plopped this down:

What the hell is this crap?!?! There is nothing "KING SIZE" about two Halloween-sized candy bars! A King Size Snickers is supposed to look like a massive majestic lump of milk chocolate-covered orgasm, not two turd nuggets!

Reading the label carefully, you see that they now advertise it as a "2 Piece" (written in smaller letters, of course) King Size. More importantly, though, is the weight, which has decreased to a meager 3.29 ounces of carbohydrate-loaded goodness. This is a decrease of over 11% from the original King Size Snickers of 3.7 ounces! Who to blame for this? Apparently the Food and Drink Federation in the UK, in an effort to make consumers more health conscious. Of course, the price remained the same for the reduced-sized bar. How convenient!

In short, Snickers is now off the top of my list of preferred meals on the go. I haven't decided who will be promoted into this new position, but it's likely to be a runoff between Twix, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Pringles. Farewell, my old friend Snickers.