Selling It

Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

Published: September 24, 2015 06:00 AM

Suddenly Not So Hungry

A few misplaced letters on these packages, sent in by readers, make a world of difference to a food product’s appeal.

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Send us the goofs and glitches you find. Submit them by:


E-mail: SellingIt [at] cro [dot] consumer [dot] org


Postal mail: Selling It, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703


Side Dish for Carnivores

“I wonder how many vegetarians it takes to flavor this can of beans,” wondered Valerie Marshall of Fort Bragg, Calif.
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Goodies but Oldies

 

“I thought these tasted a little stale,” Judy Hegg of Alexandria, Minn., wrote of this box of cookies, which apparently expired more than a century ago.
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Bagels from the Pound

The typo in this ad suggests a new bagel flavor that may offend pet lovers. Or, offered Bruce Alter of Fairfax Station, Va., it’s for “those hungover mornings when you need a little hair of the dog that bit you.”
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Distant Cousin

This package, sent in by Michele Mantynen of El Cerrito, Calif., boasts that the tomatoes inside are the “Best of Italy.” But the fine print reveals that they were actually grown in Mexico.
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Show us the gaffes!

Send us the goofs and glitches you find. Submit them by:


E-mail: SellingIt [at] cro [dot] consumer [dot] org


Postal mail: Selling It, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703


Editor's Note:

This article also appeared in the November 2015 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

 



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