This is about as sentimental as I get.
CedarLane frozen foods and I got history. In college, I nearly subsisted on Cedarlane Quesadillas and Nantucket Nectar Half-and-Halfs. Mr. Max and I would pick them up from the 24-hour Stop & Shop, then return to my dorm room with rented VHS tapes of David Attenborough nature documents.
We were wild, I tell you.
So when I saw that CedarLane redesigned their packaging, my immediate reaction was, ‘Sacrilege!”
(I kind of dislike change.)
On further inspection, the redesign is actually kind of nice. It’s pretty in a minimalist way and it stands out next to the other frozen foods in the “natural” section. Overall, it’s not a huge departure from the original box, except when it comes to the tagline on the side of the box:
“Take home a sexy Italian.”
Get it? Because it’s an Italian dish. Mr. Max and I call dark chocolate cookies “sexy cookies” because it makes sense for a dessert to be sexy. But eggplant? Eggplant is not sexy.
I’ve got a short piece titled “10 Justifications for Eating Out: A List of New Year’s Anti-Resolutions” in this month’s issue of The Farmer General.
The fact that I’m posting this New Year’s themed article in February is somewhat fitting as it’s all about eschewing self-improvement. Tardiness forever!
Be sure to check out the rest of the resolution-themed issue here.