Last week my husband bought me some havarti cheese, one of my favorites, and this morning I decided to have some for breakfast. But when I took the new package out of the fridge I was momentarily appalled.
"What -- you bought me cheese that's pervasive, stinky and lingering????" I shrieked.
But on closer examination I realized that some marketing genius had decided to festoon the labels with every conceivable adjective that could be applied to cheese.
It might be a good marketing ploy to label your cheese with an accurate description, especially if you're trying to tempt buyers into trying something new. But it strikes me as dumb to label your cheese as everything. I suspect a lot of buyers will -- just as I did -- spy one or two of the adjectives on the label and quickly decide it's not for them.
Meanwhile, the havarti wasn't even as good as the (cheaper) stuff we used to get at the same cheese counter. I ate it anyway, but will not be returning to the fancy new cheese counter with much enthusiasm.