Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Did You Know About This?

Here is just a little tidbit of information for you. It is an email I received a couple months ago. The crazy thing is it is from a friend that is close to my mother's age. She was unaware of this. I didn't know about it. I forwarded to my mother and aunt and others. THEY didn't know about it. Do YOU???

The email states:
"I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself. Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box? You know when you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time.

Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, Press here to lock end. Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

I'm sharing this with my friends. I hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this.
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Go figure! Now tell me... Did you know? I am so curious as to how many people actually ARE aware of it because so far, I haven't met anyone who is. Please let me know.

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20 comments:

Maryann said...

I know! LOL I just found this out too! It's also on the saran wrap boxes. Who knew? LOL

PaniniKathy said...

ummm...I had NO IDEA about this! And the knowledge may very well change my life in the kitchen. Or at least preserve a little sanity :-)

That Girl said...

I actually did know this. Too bad they don't give out prizes for useless kitchen trivia!

Nicole said...

Maryann- Isn't that a riot! How could we have all been so blind for so long. I looked on all the boxes. Even generic brands have it.

Panini Kathy- Any bit of sanity we mothers can get is worth its weight in gold!

Kate- Wow! And you haven't been sharing your knowledge? ;-) I happen to know a lot of random useless things myself... not necessarily related to the kitchen.

Katie said...

I learned this the hard way by accidentally shoving my finger in the side of the box while getting mad about the roll coming out. But you would think they would make a bigger deal on the box.

askmeques said...

I knew about this! But only for a few months, because a recipe blogger i follow posted about it. Haha. She was as suprised to find out about it as you were.

I wonder how long they have been there, and we all just started finding them!

askmeques said...

After a little bit of research, I found a woman who posted online and that said she emailed Reynolds to ask, and they said they've had the tabs since 1996. Wow!

melissa said...

I just heard about this from another blog friend (Stacey Snacks) a little while back, and then promptly forgot about it! Haha. Thanks for another reminder, Nicole.

Erin said...

I had noticed this before, yet I still usually forget to push it down. I think it's just a necessary part of life for the roll to fall out! lol!

(I'm going to fix my roll right now!)

Sherry said...

I've never noticed this either!

Emily said...

I had no idea!

Abby said...

I got this SAME EMAIL just a few days ago. I went right into the kitchen to check it out. AND IT WAS TRUE. I felt amazed and kind of dumb. Ha. But I'm glad I now know!

Lisa said...

I got so excited when I read this post, I jumped up and ran to check mine - guess what? Nothing, just a plain box end... obviously this fabulous feature has not hit this side of the water... hmmm i wonder is there a worldwide patent?

paoix said...

haha the little things in life are the most baffling :) someone at reynolds thought long and hard about this

Nicole said...

Katie- That is so funny that you found out on accident. I would thing they would have labeled it on the top of the box too. Thank you for visiting my blog.

askmeques- Welcome to my blog. Thanks for doing a little digging. That is cool to know when they started it.

Melissa- In all honesty I haven't even fixed my roll yet. I did my moms and then didn't bother on my own. Silly me.

Erin- Yeah... You have to laugh at the silly thing... sort of like Murphy's laws.

Sherry- Isn't it funny how many people didn't know!

Emily- Funny. Go check it out.

Abby- I KNOW I felt so dumb as well.

Lisa- Well chalk it up to another difference in our cultures. Do you have the same brand there? You should check out the patent. May mean some $$ for you!! ;)

Paoix- Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes. I am sure that after many complaint letters they sat around in brainstorming sessions trying to think of a clean and economical solution. They just forgot to tell us.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

The timing of this is uncanny. I got about 3 emails on this very subject last week - WHO KNEW!

Joie de vivre said...

Yes, I was aware. Funny that some people aren't?

Nicole said...

MamaGeek- That is so funny. Isn't that always the case with things. Just goes to show how news travels.

Joie de Vivre- How did you know? That is cool.

Lori Lynn said...

Oh gosh too funny, I never noticed it either, but I don't think I missed out on anything, I haven't experienced the problem in all these years, and I always buy Reynolds...
LL

Dee said...

LOL. All these years, and I just found out!