London, ON, April 2006 [Click to embiggen]
Here in the Great White North, they've coined a term to describe grocery products that are of supposedly higher quality than the norm. They call it "Canada Fancy", and it supposedly means that it's especially good. Rumor has it that there's a Canada Extra Fancy as well, but I've never seen the label, and just thinking about it makes my brain hurt. Too many choices when I go shopping, after all.
As I pulled the pocketcam out of my trench coat (no flasher jokes, please) and quickly grabbed this image in the aisle of our neighborhood grocery store, I wondered about the poor products that didn't get to have the "Canada Fancy" label, and a number of very pressing questions immediately came to mind:
- Did non-Canada Fancy products somehow suck?
- Would I contract some sort of horrible disease if I consumed unfancy food?
- Was I a fancier person because I put Canada Fancy-tagged products into my cart?
- What were they smoking when they came up with this title?