I am a bit of a food snob. I have a few friends who were raised on the West Coast, and on each visit I am always on the lookout for good, fresh, locally grown, healthy food. I am often the one that buys things like fruits and veggies that are out of season, or that are so cheap they are often a waste of money.
I have also been to many of the food festivals and events I’ve attended over the years. They’re always a thrill to me. But the problem is, these events are not cheap. They are always expensive, sometimes ridiculously expensive. And they are also often crowded.
The last time I went to a festival in Miami I was so exhausted I had to call my dad from the car to get a ride home. I spent the entire day in the car and it was only after the sun went down that I was able to get to the festival. Of course my dad had to pay for the ride and I was pretty pissed about it.
And then there’s food. When I go to Miami, I usually have a large bag of takeout. This year I decided that I wouldn’t buy so much junk food because I have to be on my toes when I go to the festival every year. I bought a box of candy bars and an iced tea.
Of course I eat when I go to Miami, but I also have to be on my toes when I go too. I don’t have time to actually shop, so I just buy what I can. I have to be on my toes.
I know, right? So I had a bag of candy bars and an iced tea. The candy bars were the same thing I had last time, but this time I added in some other flavors. I was really surprised at how many of these flavors I could get my hands on. It’s kind of like a candy bar buffet, only with the candy I can get my hands on.
The new candy bar buffet is pretty damn tasty I might add. I was able to squeeze about a dozen of the different flavors I could get my hands on into my shopping bag, and I only ate half of it. One of the flavors I had was a red licorice with a white chocolate marshmallow. I could taste a little bit of a marshmallow and a little bit of red licorice in the marshmallow.
Its pretty clear that Candy Crush was a major factor in this decision. The fact that Candy Crush was so popular that it was able to be made in the same candy machine that made the Mapplethorpe (the candy bar with the most candy in it) is quite impressive.
It’s also worth mentioning that Candy Crush isn’t the only game that makes great use of the same type of machine. Similar to Candy Crush, Monopoly and Scrabble use the same kind of machine to make it easy for people to play and to make it easier for them to earn more money.
In the very same way that you buy something that you think looks cool, you should also be able to buy something that is cool in the same way. In fact, it’s not so much the quality of the product that matters, but rather the fact that it looks cool. That’s why I’m excited to see that the best way to build your personal tastes and preferences into the product you buy is to buy something that looks like the type of product you want.