Today, I updated the software for this blog and for Sad Libs to the newest WordPress version. Doing this required deleting and replacing a lot of files on the server. I don’t think it will have much visible effect, but if you notice a bunch of old posts appearing on the RSS feed as if they were new, that’s the reason why.
No, you aren’t crazy.
Or, “Winter turns to Spring.”
This post contains a few more pictures I’ve taken, showing the results of some more big snowfalls, and then the beginnings of the thaw now that Spring is here.
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Although it’s by way of Canada. Last weekend I happened to be in what’s primarily an office supply store in downtown Amherst, but which has a candy section at the front. I noticed they had Coffee Crisp candy bars. “Ah,” I thought, “they import Coffee Crisp here.” You see, Coffee Crisp is one of my favorite candy bars (which is strange, since I don’t like coffee), but has only ever been available in Canada, despite being made by Nestle, a U.S. company.
There was something odd, though. The price was 35 cents per bar, or 3 for a dollar. “That’s really cheap, since it’s imported!” I either thought or said out loud. I picked one (or maybe three) up, and noticed that the package was different. In Canada all packages have to be marked in English and French. These bars were labeled in English and Spanish. Then I noticed, in smaller print, the URL nestleusa.com. “Could it be true?”
A check of the web later confirmed it – Nestle is now selling Coffee Crisp in the U.S. An online petition effort helped make this happen, apparently. It hasn’t got very wide distribution yet, but fans can lobby stores to carry it.
All I can say is, “Yum.”
Oh, if you’re wondering about the Swiss link, it’s that Nestle’s parent company is based in Switzerland.
I find it hard to improve on that headline.
It sounds like the plot of a goofy comedy movie from the ’60’s, but it is apparently true.
The story can be found here.
I especially love the part about nobody noticing.