Things I Don’t Understand

Things I don’t understand?  You already know Algebra – that’s a given.  But, can anyone tell me why Haggen’s in Burlington has put not one, not two, but THREE displays of Cadbury Creme Eggs around the salad bar?  That should be a candy-free, New Year’s resolution friendly zone.  No milk chocolate or sweet, sugary creamy goodness allowed.

The second thing I need answered is, why are these Cadbury Creme Eggs out now?  It’s mid-January.   Easter isn’t until April 24.   With Valentine’s Day still nearly a month away, I don’t understand why I’m being confronted on a daily basis with unseasonal candies. 

170 calories isn’t that bad – but when you consider 54 of those calories are fat calories?  Not the best snack choice.

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10 comments on “Things I Don’t Understand”
  1. Mike says:

    I’d stay away from those. I have some experience in the grocery business and they are probably clearing out last year’s stock before the new orders come in. 😛 But it is a good picture.

    1. I wouldn’t have even thought of that, Mike…thanks for the tip!

    1. No, I refrained Lisa. And it was hard because when I was a kid, I loved these eggs. However, I’ve been on this health kick lately where I’ll only eat dark chocolate (in reasonable quantities) because there’s a small health benefit to it.

  2. nigel says:

    This frustrates me… as soon as Christmas is over, the shops roll out the Easter stuff.. 😦

    1. It’s just plain wrong, Nigel!!

  3. Perhaps they think since people are buying something healthy, they will buy the not so healthy as it’s being balanced out? Okay, it’s a thought! 😛

    1. Now there’s an interesting thought, David.

  4. Emily Gooch says:

    My understanding is that it’s all about marketing. They think if it’s in your face you’ll buy it. Seems like holidays are more for the retailer sales than the intended celebration. Like Christmas decor in September — It used to be you don’t see Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. But yuk, at 170 calories, you would need to walk briskly for an hour to burn that many calories. Okay, I’ll get off my soap box now… 🙂

    1. The Christmas decor is a big pet peeve of mine as well!!

      I think you’re right about if it’s in your face you’ll buy it. My next door neighbor bought a half dozen of these last weekend!

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