I made a mind-blowing discovery Monday night. It had nothing to do with world geography.
Hick, the thoughtful do-gooding ever-giver, made a purchase at the auction a couple months ago that was JUST FOR ME! That's what he said, anyway. Maybe around the time he bought the 12 bottles of Sparkling Grape Juice for $8.00, but I'm pretty sure it was before.
It was back when I still had the homemade chocolate-covered cherries that my best old ex-teaching buddy Mabel gives me for Christmas. I remember that, because the auction gift Hick bought me for $2 was three boxes of Queen Anne Cordial Cherries. You know Queen Anne Cordial Cherries. They're the cheapest chocolate-covered cherries you can find. They used to cost $1.00 per box of 12.
I haven't shopped for them lately. Nor did I before, because they're not really something I find delectable. I only know the cost, because that's what the boys used to give me for a gift when they were young. I'd give them money for the "school store" around Christmas time, and that's what they got me.
Anyhoo... here's the discovery:
NOW there are only 10 cherries per box! Look how they re-did that little plastic tray. That probably cost more than they're making by leaving out two cherries per box!
The picture didn't turn out very well, but I was in such a hurry to get out one of the cherries I don't really like that I didn't want to take the time for another photo.
AND my treat isn't even expired! They're good until January 2022. I'm pretty sure they're not going to be around that long. I'm also pretty sure the store price didn't go down when the number of cherries was reduced by 1/6.