Sunday, November 21, 2010

Consumer warning! Users of Blue Bonnet margarine

First of all, this product does not come with batteries.... Just thought you should know....

Secondly! Details matter. Writers are told this all the time: get the facts, the details, the little things about your character, your setting, your plot right, lest your reader be thrown into a mild attack of panic, should he happen to pick up on your error. Panic could lead to heart palpitations, which could lead to cold sweats, or gasp,...lawsuits!--none of which are pretty (remember James Frey's A MILLION LITTLE PIECES?--superbly written, btw, just a bit murky on facts). Which is why I feel inclined to share the following warning--which doesn't have anything to do with writing.

It has to do with baking. Another hobby of mine where details matter.

Attention Bakers! Both New and Experienced! If you happen to be a user of Blue Bonnet sticks of margarine, then BEWARE! Santa's cookies are at risk! As well as any other goody you happen to be baking for the holidays. Because after months of cafeful observation and monitoring, I have come to the undisputable conclusion that sticks of Blue Bonnet margarine don't appear to deliver what we, the consumers, are led to believe we're purchasing. Each stick appears to be a tablespoon too short. Rather than 8 tablespoons, each stick seems to have a 1/2T cut from each end, leaving you, the baker, with only 7 tablespoons.

Thus, if you're baking your favorite batch of cookies that call for two sticks (i.e., two cups), and you blindly dump those two Blue Bonnet sticks into your batter, then you will end up Two TABLESPOONS short.

 And what does that mean?

Dry Cookies!!!!!

Dry Cakes!!!!!

Dry Pastries!!!!!

Dry! Dry! Dry!

Take heed, my friends. I want you all to have a happy set of holidays. ;)

3 comments:

  1. I would like to elaborate upon, or rather correct, your explaination of why the cookies are dry. The cookies are dry, not due to being shorted 1 Tbsp. per stick, but rather due to poor multiplication. 8 Tbsp. = 1/2 U.S. Cup and 16 Tbsp. = 1 U.S. Cup. Therefor a recipe calling for 2 Cups butter or margarine should have four (4) sticks of "Blue Bonnet Margarine" added to it, not two (2); lest you enjoy dry cookies. Details matter :-)

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  2. Yeah, I know. That was a typo. Glad you know how to cook! Getting things right, especially in desserts, is important. ; )

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  3. Just because they are dry'..from a tea hostess perspective dry cookies or best dipped in irish tea. Served with the tea as not to break or loosen your filling as blue bonnet is a better tasting margarine that tastes great in baking but not on toast. Lol

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