Inspiration from an Unlikely Source

When my tummy started its usual 3:00 p.m. rumbling yesterday, I reached for one of those Nabisco 100-calorie snack pouches. As I began to pull it open to munch on the goodies inside, something on the packaging stopped me in mid-pull.

On the very bottom, below the snack picture, appeared these words:

"Snacktime Inspiration: Lighting scented candles is a great way to unwind. Make sure you choose a scent that isn't overpowering."

Several thoughts flashed in quick succession:

1) That's brilliant marketing. They're encouraging the consumer to get comfortable and cozy to enjoy their product.

2) Wow, is our society so busy that we need reminders to relax?

3) A woman must have designed that packaging.

I'm curious, what are your thoughts?


  1. I think, sadly, we do reminded to relax. Thing is by the time the candle scent takes effect, id have that little bag of cookies wolfed down! Again back to relaxing and going slower. :)

  2. Jessica, I agree with you - on both counts!