Saturday, February 02, 2008

Individually. Wrapped. Potatoes.

Yes, you read that correctly, and when I saw them today I could hardly believe my eyes. I pointed out the potatoes wrapped in clear plastic shrink wrap to my hubby, who simply shrugged his shoulders.

Why on earth does a vegetable that growns in the ground - the dirt even - need a plastic wrap? I even verified that they do grow in the ground - in case I've been misled my entire life. And yes, they are a popular food - "the potato is the second most consumed food in the United States. An average American eats 135 pounds of potatoes a year, which is equal to about a one potato per day average. " - National Potato Council's Website.
But still - shrink wrap? Come on. They are potatoes. Am I missing something here? These even come with an easy pull, zip off wrapper. Huh? What the heck is going on here?


Stimey said...

That's complete craziness. But I guess, if you wrap it, they will buy.

Elda said...

They are wrapped so that you can pop them in the microwave and "bake" them. It's weird though, I know.

Lady Liberal said...

I thought the same thing first time I saw them... I was all "WTF" on these over-dressed spuds.
But truth be told, they're convenient if you want to have a baked potato for lunch at work since you can indeed microwave them in that wrapper.
Completely useless otherwise, but hey... ;)