Sisters are wonderful, aren’t they? No worries about getting too pleased with yourself when they’re around.
I was at the grocery store with my sis today and just before heading to the checkout, I remembered I wanted to pick up a couple of items for the food bank bin at the front of the store.
I wasn’t sure what to get so I relied on that old standby, Kraft Dinner. And what was on sale but the store-labelled version.
When my sister saw what I was placing in the cart, her eyes widened.
“You’re getting that?” She lowered her voice to a whisper. “Generic?”
I’d clearly made a food bank faux pas.
“Why not?” I asked innocently. “What’s wrong with that?”
Without further ado, she proceeded to tell me: “A person will line up at the food bank for hours only to get stuck with No-Name KD?”
It almost worked. She almost guilted me into switching brands. Until I remembered one important thing — I sometimes buy the same box for myself. And it tastes exactly the same.
So generic it was. Labels schmabels….
Did you know?
- Canadians eat almost 100 million boxes of Kraft Dinner a year — three times more per capita than Americans. [Did not know that.]
- Kraft introduced the product in the U.S. and Canada in 1937.
- There are regular promotional tie-in versions of the Kraft Dinner. Packages have come with noodles in the shapes of various characters popular with children, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Flintstones. [Fred and Wilma pasta shapes, that I’ve gotta see.]
- In Canada and the United States, Kraft Dinner is offered as an option at Burger King restaurants. [Really? I’ll need to verify this, peeps.]
- Singer Kurt Cobain, who suffered from a rare stomach disorder, reportedly stipulated in Nirvana’s tour rider that his diet consisted only of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.
- Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies mention Kraft Dinner in their song, “If I Had A Million Dollars.”
P.S. And here it is. Enjoy!