a new era in bread
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on June 16, 2008
Diamond, H said to me the other day, you have to see the bread my father brought.
I’m a big fan of bread, so it wasn’t quite as odd a statement as it might sound. But H wasn’t trying to get me to admire a particularly a la francaise baguette, or to crunchily admire a whole grain loaf.
He was simply trying not to laugh.
Can you imagine a loaf of bread being sold in the US with the tagline “helps constipation”? he asked me.
Um, no. Happily, I can’t. But according to the packaging, that’s just one of Sea Slim 2’s many magic properties. Here’s the bread in its package:
(And no, I have no idea what Sea Slim 1 might be. I can find all kinds of Sea Slim products on the Pate Boulanger website, but they are all labeled Sea Slim 2.)
(And be forewarned: the main http://www.pateboulanger.com site has a soundtrack: Wham!’s “Careless Whisper”. Just what you want to hear when buying French-style bread.)
The instructions/user information on the reverse are eye opening, to say the least. In addition to announcing “a new era in the field of bread”, the package proclaims that Sea Slim 2 markouk is “an almost complete meal”. Well, technically bread has been the proverbial staff of life for much of the world’s population – but its a bit low on fruits and vegetables. Not to mention protein.
Happy eating 🙂 !