Saturday, 13 February 2016

Why can't cookies be cookies?

I bought a small batch of cookies, biscuits. Bit into one, and found a mouthful of wood chips!

Whats up with Store Products these days?

Now, ok, I know that you wouldn't think of wood chips as I think of wood chips. All my life I've never been able to eat shredded or desiccated coconut. It takes like bark, and technically it is, its the woody pulp inside of the nut.

Now, I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, my mum and I made biscuits, often. I don't remember ever adding coconut to a simple choc chip cookie.

Flour, Water, eggs, milk and what ever thing it was that made that batch special, choc chips or rolled oats or cocoa. So ok, if I wanted desiccated coconut cookies, then I'd buy desiccated coconut cookies. But No, I bought choc Chip cookies, so all I expect is choc chips.

I get it, coconut weighs more per pinch than flour and is likely cheaper than eggs or oats.. they have to add extra oats in, to ensure that the coconut is not the only 'crunch' you get in your mouth. They add a kilo of coconut to every batch, they save $$$, they'd add dirt or rocks if they thought they could get away with it.

Its the same old, same old, nefarious bakers would do the same back in the day, but people would find them out, and run them out of town. These days, they do things, not against the law, but against good nature, and the problem is, its not one baker in a town. Its a company, they don't care for the product, they care for profits.

How does this end? How do we, individuals, who know whats going on, stop this?

Individuals, can't. Sure, individuals can start petitions, they can dedicate their lives to informing the public, to fighting against this corruption. But for what? so coconut can't be put in biscuits without making it obvious on the package? Some people LIKE coconut in their everyday bikkies.

I have a life, albiet not much of one, and lucky for me, when I get annoyed enough by something I have a soap box, this blog, to make complaints. I'd be angry enough to go down to my baker and say, Hey, you put coconut in your choc chip cookies, stop it or I'll shop elsewhere. But I'm no where near enough angry to dedicate my entire life to stopping an entire company from doing the same..

And that's the problem with the current society. Wheres the giant corporation that goes down to the giant corporate baker and says "Hey, Stop putting coconut in my choc chip cookies"

I hate corporations, I'd make them illegal if I got a time machine.

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