Thursday, March 31, 2011

How Many Layers are Necessary?

We bought prepared guacamole at the grocery store today.

This brand is new to us, but I'm quite certain we won't be purchasing it again.

A plastic tub of guacamole
with a plastic seal over a plastic pouch
What is the purpose of 3 layers of plastic?


Voie de Vie said...

OhMyBob - absolutely agree! Why wrap the contents in additional plastic?????? What were they thinking? I'm not trying to be facetious - I'm certain they a reason.

Jaimie said...

Ugh, that is absurd. I recently read that one of the agribusinesses is selling individually wrapped bananas. I'm pretty sure bananas actually come in their own wrapping.

Kathryn Ray said...

@VdV - I understand maintaining the stability of a production line, but it seems at least one of those processes could easily be skipped. :-/

@Jaimie - They've been advertising individually wrapped prunes here recently which I think is pretty un-necessary, but individually wrapped bananas? Really?!?

Heather Woollove said...

Shudder. I'll bet it tasted as plastic as its wasteful wrapping, too! Guacamole is so wonderful and easy to make from scratch, I try hard not to succumb to the 'ease' factor! XXO-

Kathryn Ray said...

@Heather - We haven't had it yet.

It does have me thinking why we're buying Guac when we do know how to make it. I think the reason is that we don't have regular access to decent avocados. I suppose that means we should just go without.

Amanda said...

I was watching the Daily Show and apparently Dole is starting to sell individually wrapped bananas!