Comments: Oil for Food, and Oil Vis-a-Vis Food

While I disagree that anything diet could be precious to anyone, I see your point. How is Diet Cherry Coke a more expensive commodity than oil? Maybe we should start using it to run our cars. THAT would boost production in a hurry.

Posted by Monique at October 11, 2004 12:25 AM

Relevance! Finally!

Yes, we feel your pain and understand your concern. Freshman year in college, we became addicted to Tostito's chicken-quesadilla cheese dip. It was the regular cheese dip, you see, with bit of chicken added to it. It was delicious, and brought a dimension to chip-dipping that heretofore did not exist.

A year later, however, we could no longer find the stuff in the stores. We e-mailed the company to find out where it was being distributed, and much to our shock, chagrin and dismay, we learned that Tostito's chicken-quesadilla cheese dip had been DISCONTINUED.

To this day, some six years later, we have not gotten over it.

The lesson: Buy your diet cherry coke in bulk, lest it ever disappear from the shelves!

Your friend,

Posted by Matthew S. Schwartz at October 11, 2004 02:57 AM

Monique: I would certainly agree with you had I not become a diabetic.

Matt: I have four half-cases of Diet Cherry Coke stored in my back bedroom. That said, I can't for the life of me believe that you -- of all people -- were a voracious fan of chicken-quesadilla cheese dip.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at October 11, 2004 11:00 PM

I use a slightly different metric: Diet Dr. Pepper. Though in a pinch Diet Cherry Coke fills in....

Posted by DCE at October 12, 2004 07:14 AM