Oy Vey: Manischewitz Is Downsizing Their Mandel Cuts and Macaroons
Be Careful About Dipping Your Downsized Mandel Cut Cookies In Hot Tea
After I poured my guests a cup of tea, I took my seat at the table, but I was still ruminating about the downsized look of my Passover desserts. Truthfully, I was consumed with laughter and nearly fell off my chair when I had to point out to my friends that they should be careful about dipping the Mandel cuts into the hot tea, because there wasn't much of a cookie to hold onto!
How Small Is Small For These Passover Manischewitz Cookies ?
After calming down from my shock after seeing these itsy bitsy cookies, I sprung out of my chair, and wondered aloud... just how small exactly had these Passover goodies gotten ? My dear friend Larry and I decided we needed to set the record straight and get a scientific answer.
Measuring Passover Mandel Cut Cookies With A Ruler
Downsized Passover Macaroons: The News Is Not Good
And don't get me started on the Macaroons. Yes, we also photographed these dwarfed desserts as well. I'm embarassed to report that these babies came in measuring about one inch in diameter. I know times are bad and every business is taking a hit. But next year if this downsizing contines I'll need a magnifying glass to serve dessert.
QUESTION FOR MY READERS
Does anyone have any vintage (past season) Macaroons or Mandel Cuts hanging around that they could measure so we can keep tabs on the severity of this matter?
As usual, I ask my readers to leave comments, schmooze and enjoy your holidays.
Teacup image with tea courtesy of http://teawithfriends.blogspot.com/2010/10/pink-glass-discoveries-old-and-new.html
Other photos taken by C. Dianne Zweig
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