Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sargento's Perfect Pairing: Your Money and Sargento

This commercial has exactly one message: that it's a really good idea to buy cheese in the most economically stupid way imaginable.

It's not rocket science, people.  The smaller the unit you purchase, the more you are paying.  Cheese is expensive enough already, but anyone who knows anything about shopping knows that the way to save money when buying it is to go for the largest block you know you will be able to consume while it's at peak flavor.  A block of cheese is one price.  The same block shredded is much more expensive.  The same block sliced up is much more expensive.  The same block sliced up and sold in individual units is MUCH more expensive.

Buying it by the bite?  Well, it's your money, stupid.  But when you are old enough to trust yourself with a knife, and greedy enough to want to keep as much as your hard-earned dough in your pocket as possible, stay away from dumb "convenience" food like this.

And I'm not even going to START on the wasteful packaging.  This is one step above those hideous Snackables things.  Grrrr....


  1. I'm not sure why there would be a need for this anyway. In the past year, nearly every product had gotten progressively smaller with a higher unit price to boot anyway. We bought a bag of Chips Ahoy cookies as a rare treat for the first time in maybe two years the other day and were astonished at the size of the cookies and the portion size of the bag. The cookies are now about twice the diameter of my thumbprint and there were barely enough in the bag to give my wife and I 4 each for 2 desserts. At this rate, family bags will be personal snack-size servings in a year or less.

    1. Have you checked out cereal boxes lately? I remember when they were huge. I see boxes of Cheerios these days that are slightly thicker than your average paperback novel and must hold 4-5 bowls of cereal, tops. What a ripoff.

  2. "Sargentos: The cheese for people too stupid to know what 'knives' and 'shredders' are."