Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dentyne Ice on ice

How appropriate they were giving away Dentyne Ice on a frosty -15 day on the corner at Bay and Front. I'm not much of gum person and I think the blast of Arctic air to my face was all the icy feeling I needed, still free is free and the other members of my house will appreciate it..

This Dentyne Ice is certainly neither a new product nor a new flavour but it appears they are promoting a claim that their flavour now lasts 40 minutes, perhaps it does but my jaw usually get sore or I bite the inside of my mouth long before 40 minutes is up so it's probably not a factor for me.

Why does no one make licorice flavored gum anymore? I think Beemans did at one time but I've not seen a pack of Beemans in 30 years or more.

mmmm Kozy Shack Pudding

Wed night on the way home the good people of Kozy Shack were handing out a variety of single serving puddings including regular and no sugar gluten free types, they also make soy based puddings which I would have taken if I had known at the time.

And of course what's not to like with pudding? yummy fat, sugar, chocolate and other tasty flavorings. Yet if you read the ingredients on many brands it looks more like a chemistry set or a bottle of shampoo than something you'd want to eat.
The pleasant thing about these puddings are the ingredient lists largely composed of things I recognize as real food.

Now pudding is not health food by any stretch of the imagination but as pudding goes Kozy Shack gets a pass from Free Crap in Toronto.

By the way they also gave out 55 cent retail coupons.

Sunday Banking????

This Monday TD bank was at Union Station giving out reusable bags flogging their new Sunday Banking hours for some branches. While I can always use an extra shopping bag (or three) I don't understand the need for Sunday Banking hours. Is there really a need for this?

Maybe they should open the last 4 Sundays before RRSP season ends each year but all year? I don't get it. I sure as hell won't be banking on Sunday let the poor slobs who work there have a guaranteed day off.

I think that should be a new social movement, no shopping on Sunday, I don't do the religion thing but surely we can have one day for family and community.

Oh yeah,, here's the TD site and a tool to identify which branches will have these new hours

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