Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Curiouser and curiouser . . .

So I was at the grocery store yesterday and ran into some very interesting items. Food products geared at men and women. Now, I've known about yogurt for "women" and vitamins that are more geared toward men or women, but I think I can draw the line at bread and quiche. I mean, really? Quiche for men? Is there really some untapped market out there for men who aren't yet eating quiche, but that the quiche-makers of the world believe are just waiting on the sidelines for a manly egg dish so they can start buying and eating quiche in bulk?

I'm simply confounded by this. Is there multi-grain bread that makes your hair prettier or perhaps the slices in the Men's Bread are cut thicker? Can you imagine a guy walking into the kitchen and upon seeing his girlfriend opening up the freezer saying, "WAIT! WAIT! Don't eat that - it's MAN QUICHE."
I'm open to ideas about WHY these items would need to be marketed to one gender or the other. Really - I am. So let me know what you think. Until then, I'm going to buy my bread - and my quiche - gender-neutral.

1 comment:

  1. I think that the person who thinks bread needs to be different for men and women would also think that $7.50 a loaf is a good deal. geez louise, that's some pricy wheat!