If you look at the pictures on the outside of say a packet of biscuits or a box of cereal you may notice some small print. The small print must be there for legal reasons. Quite often you see a disclaimer saying something about the photo not showing the actual size of the product. Recently I noticed that if the photo shows the product with any other type of food it has to be labelled as a “serving suggestion”. Some how this just seems like the wrong term. What they really want to say is either (a) this is what you eat it with dumb arse, or (b) we’re trying to make a lump of food interesting by putting it with other stuff (dumb arse).
I think this photo fits into category (a):
This is not really a suggestion. This is in fact what you do with Vegemite. It would be like Toyota “suggesting” you put petrol in your car.
Into category (b) comes this kind of thing:
If this is actually a serving suggestion then it seems that Sanitarium are indicating we should fill up our bowl with milk, put it on the floor, and drop all our Wheet Bix and sliced fruit in it from a ladder. Which is fine by me, but seems messy.
Biscuit packets also offer helpful hints about how to serve their products. This is a nice touch:
How about some little mint leaves with your mint biscuit?
This is my favourite suggestion though,
How about halving a coconut and serving that with your next macaroon? It’s these little Martha Stewart touches that can really enliven an otherwise boring snack.