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  •  I don't know. I think it's a really bad attempt (6+ / 0-)

    to pander to the hoighty-toity 1%-wannabees. I don't think it will work, regardless of the connotations associated with "No means No".

    As an example: When my daughter was turning 11 years old she requested a really rich chocolate cake for her birthday. Instead of making one myself (we were in the throes of getting our business up and running and I was working until 10 or 11pm most nights) I decided to try a bakery just down the street from our business. When I ordered the cake I made it clear it was for an 11-year-old and that she really wanted it bursting with chocolate flavor. When I picked it up, it looked gorgeous. When we all sat down to desert that evening, disappointment quickly set in. The cake was chocolate, yes, but it was also coffee-flavored as well. Practically no one liked it, no one finished their serving, and I was fuming. I ended up taking the remainder of the cake back to the shop and demanded my money back. The chef came out and seemed very put off by my disappointment with the cake. He sniffed (I never thought I would use that to describe someone looking down their nose at me, but in this case it is so apt) that coffee flavor was all the rage in chocolate cakes and how dare I question his artistry. I again pointed out that this was for an 11-year-old who hated the taste of coffee and that I might just as well have spent a couple of bucks on a box of cake mix and done a better job myself. His reply was, "Well, maybe you should have." At that point I demanded to see the manager who was, thankfully, more understanding and gave me my money back.  

    They want to shove their idea of what people should like down our throats just because they want to save a little money (I'm guessing that's the motive - then they can have all these pre-made pizzas just waiting to be reheated). By cloaking it in the guise of "food art" is a laugh.

    A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. - Greek proverb

    by marleycat on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 08:11:16 AM PDT

    •  Even a coffee cake, (1+ / 0-)
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      the yummy yellow kind with the crumbly cinnamon topping, would have been better than a chocolate cake that tasted like actual coffee. Blech!

      The upside is that is one birthday your daughter will always remember. She'll talk and laugh about it for the rest of her life!

      And why am I imagining your coffee cake baker defending his artistic creation in a French accent? "I am zee Artiste!!"

      Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

      by jayden on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 08:36:46 AM PDT

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