How many in a dozen?

snackwells

I purchased several boxes of the above excuse-for-cookies.  Disguised as decadent treats, they are outstanding only in their mediocrity.

But, they were on sale.

Oldest son was visiting and was overcome with an immediate need for something sweet. These quasi-treats were the best I could offer.

I was trying to convince my son that these were delicious and oh-so healthy.  I was looking at the nutrition label when I noticed something odd.

Servings Per Container about 12.

about 12

I did a quick survey of my pantry to confirm that boxes with discrete pieces had exact serving sizes.  In contrast, my boxes of cereal had approximations.

taco shells

cereal boxes

My son’s explanation was that if a box only contained 10 or 11 cookies, the company couldn’t be sued because they honestly indicated there were only “about 12” in the box.

Lazy quality control?  No copy editors available to proof the info printed on the box?

Another one of life’s mysteries.

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2 thoughts on “How many in a dozen?

  1. The info is for ‘servings’, not cookies. One ‘serving’ for a teenage boy could be all 12 cookies. A recent recipe gave a ‘serving’ as three-quarters of an apple. Who the Hell eats 3/4 of an apple – large apple or small apple?? 😕 😆

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