Tantric snacking…


This afternoon after lunch I ambled over to our admin’s office in search of a small
snack. I opted for some m&m’s brand chocolate candies with peanuts. As I ate the
7 m&m’s that were in the package, I noticed that the package was labelled “Fun
Size”.

Others may disagree, but personally, I don’t think that 7 m&m’s produce an experience
I would label ‘merry’ or even ‘jocular’, much less ”fun”, but I’m willing not
to quibble on that point, especially when a far more important issue looms.

What do you call the larger sized packages? What word do you use for something that
is more fun than fun?

There really is no English word that works. You have to move to more philosophical
descriptions. The one that first springs to mind is “transcendent”, which has all
the right connotations, but unfortunately lacks the popularity of “tantric” (as demonstrated
by the relative sales ranks of the top books with each title on Amazon).

So, “Tantric snacking” it is…

If you don’t like this kind of entry, you may comfort yourself that at least I’m not
writing about my sump
pump

Comments (11)

  1. Ron Green says:

    The really big bag would "Orgasm Size".

  2. Kerry Sanders says:

    Yea… I agree. There is nothing fun about the "Fun Size" packages. Once you get to the last of the M&Ms in the package, you only get annoyed when there is not another one. 🙂

  3. The food industry is full of whacky, non-sensical terminology; take McDonalds for instance… here in Australia they have two meals termed: "Value meal" and "Quarter Pounder". Go figure!

  4. My personal "fun size" costs 2.99 at Walgreens. Eatum up eatum up hungry hungry…

  5. Ok so you didn’t write about the sump pump – but you just HAD to mention it again, didn’t you? 😉

  6. Eric says:

    Yes, I did have to mention it, but only so that I could tell Chris I was linking to him…

  7. Joe Mayo says:

    Sure is a little disappointing since they aren’t quite byte size. 🙂

  8. MBA says:

    Helpful For MBA Fans.