Monday, June 23, 2008

And we think romance is complicated

Romance - how to keep it alive? Having been married almost 14 years, inevitably this question has come to mind every so often. What do you think of when you contemplate romance? Here are a few things I think we can all agree would be words/ideas associated with romance:
  • undying love
  • surprise
  • passion
  • excitement
  • butterflies in stomach
  • flowers
  • jewelry
Ok, maybe the last two ones might just be from a girl's point of view. But one word we have been leaving out is not so obvious. Thank goodness Nabisco has set us all straight. Yes, the new word for romance is:


Yes, Triscuits. Have any of you seen their new boxes lately? Here is a picture of one:

The text is hard to read on the ad, but here is what it says...
"Jessica opened her box of Rosemary & Olive Oil Triscuit crackers. The aroma instantly transported her to the countryside. One bite, and she’d finally found the complexity and flavor she craved, a combination sadly missing from the pretty boy in the ascot."

Are they serious? It's a cracker. A crispy, salty, tasty cracker, but a cracker nonetheless. Next thing we know, and Triscuits will be on one of those lists of aphrodesiac foods. (by the way, some of the foods on those lists are ridiculous - oysters? Come on!

But, I have been married a long time. Maybe I've got to loosen up and get with the times. Maybe Triscuits will re-ignite that huge passionate spark of falling in love for the first time. This Friday night, we're having a date night. I think I'll get some Triscuits to spice things up. To really make it crazy, I'll throw in some beer and spray cheese.


Megan said...

You crack(er) me up! LOL! I think the wint-o-green lifesavers is a better way to go sparkin' things up... literally. Let me know if the triscuits work though! :)

Veronica said...

So, they are saying if you buy these biscuits, you won't need a (real) love interest anymore?

Funny kind of marketing...