Sustainable living through architecture and agriculture
Friday, October 12, 2012
Oddity of the Week: 34-year-old Macaroni
Of the trash and treasures we're exposing in our house next door, this is one of my all-time favorites. It boggles my mind. It's a box of mac and cheese. Great, you say, what's so special about that? Then you notice that the photo and font look a bit dated. And what IS that lump of supposed meat on the plate?! Yuck. Moreover, it looks like someone pulled out a magic marker and sold this box at a garage sale for 13 cents. Now, Kraft's boxes can get down to 99 cents on sale, but 13 cents is a record low, even for second hand...
Then there's the masking tape holding the box together so no pasta would fall out...
So, if the original contents are still in there, exactly how old are they?
As old as I am. Anyone want to come over for lunch?!