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Smiths cookies with crappy ingredients. Not a bargain.

Smiths cookies with crappy ingredients. Not a bargain.

I got lunch today at the deli at Smiths and saw they had a bunch of cookies on sale. Like $1.29 for a dozen or so. I got a box of chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. After giving some to coworkers, I tried them myself and quickly realized these were not cookies on sale because Smiths liked its customers. They were on sale because they were undercooked in what was probably a microwave hunting accident,  a baking soda labour strike, and the only thing that showed up working hard was bad taste from the Saltaholics Undercook-me Club.

Something bad must have happened over the Labour Day holiday. For real. Like too many people not working (it was Labour Day Weekend). No one was watching the cookie production machine, and these pieces of crap came out.

Now they are trying to dump them on the unsuspecting public instead of throwing them away and starting over.

The thing that really gets me is Smiths cookies are not that great when they are done correctly. They are better than Chips Ahoy and some other packaged stale cookies because at least they seem fresh.

But these are just crappy flat undercooked cookies. Maybe they could label them “Smiths Cookie Crappers” so you know what you are getting.
If they were not so inexpensive (10 bits or so), I would waste my time to go take them back. I am sure that is exactly what they are counting on people to do; if people figure it’s not worth their time to take them back, they can cover their loss for being idiot cookie makers.


Prairie Schooner Is What It Is

Generally, we all love the Prairie Schooner for what it is: A slightly overpriced steak house with a cool old west night time theme. However, the last couple of times we have been and/or TRIED to go, we have been mildly dissappointed. Mostly (for me) the value proposition is lacking  just a bit. I think the food is pretty good, but the choices are a little limited or start to get a little crazy spendy more in the ilk of what  Spencer’s or Ruth’s Chris in Salt Lake serves. Is the the steak THAT good? Um…. well…. probably not quite. Not quite. But not bad. Of course. I am speaking for ME. My wife is pretty upset. I do a more formal review of the food on my main site: http://www.williambroadhead.com/.

Mad Wife, Sad Life

She wanted to go for the weekend brunch with the girls this Labour Day Weekend and she tried checking out the menu on the website. No brunch menu, and only painful PDF’s for Lunch and Dinner to download from the Flash Based icky website. Not ugly-icky, just navigational stupid-icky.  She also tried calling several times the day of going and could only get  a prerecorded message with general info.

Village Inn It!

So she went to the Prairie Schooner, got out of the car, went to the door, read the posting on the door, and then went to Village Inn. The reason? They are closed for renovations until September 13th, 2010. So of course, you have to wonder what kind of idiot doesn’t put that on their website or at the very least on their pre-recorded message on the main phone line. Oh, Prairie Schooner idiots. That’s who!