But What’s the Point?

In the mid-1980s The Curmudgeon was working at his first writing job when the office’s soft drink vendor arrived to replenish the stock and explained that he had a new drink to offer: a caffeine-free Coke. It was new at the time and he wondered if we wanted any. The Curmudgeon doesn’t drink soft drinks at all and doesn’t even drink coffee, so he has no experience with caffeine and its benefits/effects, but one of his co-workers immediately turned to the vendor and asked, “Caffeine-free? What’s the point?”

The Curmudgeon had the same reaction last week when he read that the maker of Oreos is coming out with a new, thinner Oreo cookie.

Okay, so the new Oreo has fewer calories: 47, versus the regular Oreo’s 53 calories.

oreosAnd okay, so the chocolate cookies are thinner: 7.5 millimeters, compared to 12.5 for the original cookie.

But… less cream?

Less cream?

LESS CREAM?!!!! The cream is why we eat Oreos, so…

…what’s the point?

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