Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Stupidest product ever.

Yes, those are pre-measured little packages of spices. For $5.50, which is outrageous. But what makes this product particularly bizarre is the recipe on the back which you are supposed to use the spices to make. It's pretty complicated. You need garlic, onions, chiles, fresh ginger, chicken, and so on. So this product is design for whom, exactly? People who like to cook, but are afraid of measuring spices? People who are fairly comfortable in the kitchen, but only intend to cook once this year and so don't want to bother having a jar of cumin around? Clearly people with lots of money to throw around, and who are willing to buy into the message that home cooking is really hard....

The Kitchen Guru spice pack is in the running for the "Frozen Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Memorial Useless Product Award of 2006." Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Urban Agrarian said...

'Frozen Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Memorial Useless Product Award'

Hummm... interesting. I'll think I'll keep my eyes open for other items in this category. I think you're on to something here. I like it.