I bought a packet of Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles to munch on this afternoon.
There was a terrible disparity in the distribution of flavours. The packet contained:
7 black ones
Now, I do like the black ones most of all, but a packet which is 50% black Fruit Pastilles is just too samey. The green ones are my joint favourites. I feel as if I’ve been swizzed twofold.
Firstly, the surfeit of black sweets means that I got a little bored of them. Then the disappointing scarcity of green chews made me feel let-down and robbed.
I’m going to write to Mr Rowntree and see what he says about this shameful state of affairs. Surely Rowntrees can do more to ensure a more even distribution of flavours (or "colours" as we sweetie experts call them) within each packet?
P.S. What do you mean, “running short of ideas”?