Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Refrigerate After Opening


I'd been using this syrup for about a month when I decided to read
the back: Refrigerate after opening. I thought to myself...What?
This isn't maple syrup, which does have to be refrigerated. I was
using cheap store brand pancake syrup. Pancake syrup is supposed
to be able to be stored at room temperature. I researched pancake
syrup a little, and I read nowhere that you should refrigerate it.

So why does Kroger brand pancake syrup require refrigeration? I
called the 1-800 number to find out. The lady on the phone wanted
to know the product's barcode and then she confirmed the item I
had. I asked her why the syrup had to be refrigerated and she said,
"It's fine in the pantry, but it's recommended to be refrigerated for
better quality and flavor." Her answer still doesn't make much sense
to me. Either it should be refrigerated or it shouldn't. Maybe Kroger
should borrow the sentence from the back of Heinz Tomato Ketchup:
For best results, refrigerate after opening.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Computer Virus in My Yahoo Account

The last time I went to my Yahoo email account my virus protection
saved me from a Trojan Virus. The emails were from people I knew,
and I did not click on any links. All I did was open each email. My
account is supposed to be secure, but obviously it isn't. I'm telling you
this, so if you have a Yahoo account you can get rid of it, or if you love
it that much you can get yourself some virus protection if you don't
already have it.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Bologna on the Sugar

Bologna on the Sugar

I see bologna on the sugar
and it's really kinda strange

Whoever planned this crazy set up
must be stupid and deranged

I see bologna on the sugar
and you know it should be cold

It's setting out
in the open
getting warm
and turning old

I see bologna on the sugar,
but I have to move along...

When someone
does this sort of thing
they're disrespectful
and they're wrong.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Imitation Toys "R" Us Display at Kroger

When I saw the imitation Toys "R" Us display at Kroger I thought it was
a bit odd. It was as if Kroger was trying to promote a defunct business.

After Toys "R" Us closed down I wasn't surprised, because the store had
lost its flavor. During the last years that Toys "R" Us was open I saw more
open space and non-toys than toys, and many of the products they had
were overpriced, or low-quality toys that didn't hold up well.

When I was a child, Toys "R" Us was the place to be. They had everything:
Beautiful Barbies, cake and fudge mix refills for my Easy-Bake Oven, and
a lot of toys. Toys were everywhere and every aisle was exciting.

If Toys "R" Us had focused on quality products and toys for children I bet
the store would still be thriving, because kids didn't change Toys "R" Us

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Why is Gellan Gum in Pepto-Bismol?

I've been buying Pepto-Bismol for over 20 years, so when I noticed its
pink color looked lighter than normal, I decided to read the ingredients.
The two main changes to the product was the magnesium content went
from 25mg to 3mg, and there was the addition of gellan gum. According
to, gellan gum can alter healthy levels of intestinal
bacteria in some people causing inflammation in the digestive tract.

After reading the possible side effects of gellan gum, I was
afraid to take the new version of Pepto-Bismol, so I returned
it. Luckily, the store had a bottle of the original version, and I
bought it. I don't know how I'm going to replace it when it's