I once blogged about the lazy state of affairs we are living in when butter comes wrapped in half stick chunks. I vividly remember thinking how utterly ridiculous that seemed to me. That we would actually pay extra to have the same amount of butter cut and wrapped in smaller pieces so that we wouldn’t have to take the time and make the effort to actually cut a stick of butter in half.
Oh, dear friends, how the mighty have fallen! Those words came back to haunt me…to taunt me really…the other day when I was getting the ingredients to make a dessert for a dinner with friends.
I, who mocked and derided those who would buy their precut sticks of butter, was faced with a conundrum that shamed me with it’s weightiness. The irony of my decision making was not lost on me in the Walmart candy aisle.
Do you see my quandary? On the right a slightly larger bag with a handful more of that delicious caramelly goodness, wrapped.
On the left? A slightly smaller bag with just a few less pieces of that delicious caramelly goodness, unwrapped.
The ones on the left? A little bit more expensive for fewer pieces. But still more than enough for the dessert I was making.
I did it too. With an apology in my heart for my younger more judgmental self that mocked those half stick of butter lovers.
What would you do?
Click here to see the sweet treat I made with my unwrapped Rolos. Super easy made even more so by those unwrapped Rolos and super tasty.