Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The $11.95 box of Coco Pops!!

Well Strawberry Pops to be exact....actually imported South African Strawberry Pops to be even more exact!

I was conned! A new store has recently opened here, which sells imported items from the US, Britain and a few other places, and Josh talked me into going with him to have a look inside as saw some drinks he wanted to try. He had spotted some cans of Dr Pepper, Grape flavoured lemonade etc. that he was keen to try as well as some other products that he had seen on TV but had never tried (not that I minded too much as they sell Hersheys Peanut Butter Cups which are my faves - Mmmmmm!!!).

Anyway to cut a long story short I was feeling generous and allowed him to choose a few things to bring home and try and these Strawberry Pops were one of the things he wanted to try. I didn't look at the price tag and didn't reallt think too much of it when the lady told me the total price as I assumed being imported items that they would be a little more expensive than normal. It wasn't till we got home that I took a closer lok at the box and almost choked when I saw the little yellow tag with $11.95 stuck to the side!

To make matters worse once the boys had a bowl each they decided that they weren't that nice and didn't want to eat any more of them so for the last 4 weeks I have been eating bowls of these things because there was no way I was going to be throwing them away after thay had cost me so much in the first place. I finally finished the last of them on the weekend and let me tell you I never want to see another pink oven toasted grain of rice!

Have I learnt a lesson from this? Yes, never trust your children!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Kylie what a crack up. You tell an awesome story!! Love it!! Kide hey???