i love birdseye green beans & spaetzle. i especially love the spaetzle. when i make birdseye green beans & spaetzle for dinner, that’s the entire meal. sometimes i wish i could just have a whole box of spaetzle.
several weeks ago i had green beans and spaetzle for dinner. you can only imagine my horror when i emptied the box into the pan and saw this:
green beans with no spaetzle! upon close inspection, below you can see one actual spaetzel, one 1/4 spaetzle and one 1/16th of a spaetzle. . . . but still, there should be at least 25 spaetzles in every box.
i can cook a crappy dinner myself – i don’t need to pay birdseye to do that for me. after i calmed down a bit i thought it would be a good idea to write to the peeps over at birdseye to let them know what had happened because if i were in charge of quality control over at birdseye, i would definitely want to know about this. i wrote my letter and mailed it off the very next day but in the back of my mind, i was still missing my spaetzle. luckily . . . when i purchased the green beans & spaetzle, they were on sale and i bought three boxes! :) so the very next night, i thought i would satiate my spaetzle craving and opened box #2. no spaetzle. and box #3? you guessed it. . . .
about 2 weeks after i had declared a household boycott on birdseye products i received a form letter and a coupon for one free box of spaetzle. i am currently in negotiations with myself on whether or not to use it.
“Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs”
William Howard Stein