To the Americans who don’t live close to a World Market, a Bounty bar is a candy bar that is like a Mounds but doesn’t contain coconut-flavored sawdust.
The Boffin and I were picking up a few provisions at our local supermarket and were in one of the foreign food aisles. In the British food section, Bounty bars from the U.K. were being sold for $1.39 a piece. Just a little further down the aisle, the Polish Bounty bars were being sold for 99¢ a pop. So, the Boffin, being that he worked in the food industry, decided to investigate the codes on the wrappers. From what he could figure out, it looks like they were made in the same factory in the Netherlands. And neither one of us can tell the difference, taste-wise, from past experience.
So, to the average American, Bounty bar manufacturing is all down to that European Uniony sort of stuff, like when the news uses words like “Greece,” “Euro,” and “Merkel”.
Now, we don’t think the supermarket is trying to rip anyone off. We think the supermarket is getting the candy from two different distributors and could possibly be under the impression that these are two variations of the candy bar. So what do we do?
When in doubt, ask the Internet. That’s what I say.