So I made this incredibly nutritious dinner for the kiddos this evening, and we buy Campbell’s because they have the Labels for Education. I think Campbell’s adds this label as a way to market their product, but don’t really intend for the schools to cash in, because GOOD LUCK getting that label off without destroying it completely. Seriously, the design is so the Education label is right where the thick adhesive has been applied to the can. You have to carefully scratch off the label in other areas, peeling downward, ever so diligently to not tear the part we need for the school. WTF. It takes about 10 minutes to get the sucker off…and it Cracks me up, because it reflects a dotted line with little scissors…except there’s no cutting, because that’s right where it’s GLUED. It’s so sticky, after removal, it will stick to my thumb and I can wave it around and it doesn’t move. It’s a success if coupon is not torn and deemed useless.
While I’m at it, Pepperidge Farm, you’re no better. The Economy size of Goldfish crackers, really, at the bottom of the container. It’s so THICK and next to impossible to use scissors. First you have to peel apart the bottom which is crazy hard, then you wipe your brow and do a jig, because you got somewhere through the cemented box. Then you gotta saw through and really work those scissors to cut out the label. I don’t think you want the schools cashing in either. Yet, you love using it as a marketing tool. I think my scissor blades have dulled with cutting a few of these out now. Then I have to pounce on the box to flatten it out so we can dispose of in trash properly. Ugh.
Box Tops for education, those are typically pretty easy to remove from products and are usually found on cereals. I purchase according to who participates in this program. We also like oatmeal. One thing that irks me is, what’s up with Quaker? They market to families, yet, they don’t want to support the schools? I have yet to find any labels on Quaker Oat Squares, Oatmeal packets, or any of the breakfast bars that pertain to Box Tops or Labels for education. Don’t you think you should be working with one of these programs? Your products certainly cost quite a bit, and for a period of my kids younger lives, they had oatmeal every school morning. With only cereal on the weekends. You need to be participating in Box Tops.
Okay, rant done.