When we spent a while in the US in the eighties I was amazed and amused by the silly warning “serving suggestion” found on food packaging. I mean, what were they afraid of… a flood of lawsuits by people that opened the soup powder sachet and failed to extract a steaming soup tureen?…
Like many a silly idea this practice hit Israel a few years later, and I stopped noticing it – until this caught my eye:
This has the ubiquitous “Serving Suggestion” in fine print; what makes it unusual is two incongruities:
- Slicing one tomato in half hardly counts as a serious serving suggestion.
- These tomatoes would require a Magician to be served in this way. You see, the caption on the green stripe says “Crushed Tomatoes”!
I don’t expect the marketroids at Yakhin food products to be fluent in the laws of thermodynamics and entropy, but even they must know that you can serve a whole tomato by crushing it, but you can’t make a crushed tomato whole again.