The 7-11 Brownie

By Tom Jennings

Despite what Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men” might say, I do believe that I can “handle the truth.” My question is about the 7-11 bakery favorite, the brownie (with almonds or without) and the reported vs. the actual weight of same. It states right on the label that each of the tasty confections comes in at a new and disimproved, starvation inducing 420 calories at 3.7 ounces. That’s at variance with the true weight, which is 5 ounces as I have weighed them on my ounce scale on three separate occasions.

Now, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. However, what purpose is served by reporting the wrong weight, especially since it’s apparently to the detriment of the manufacturer?

This is not rocket science. So, obviously somebody is behind this chicanery. I wonder if anyone else out there has stumbled across this odd fact. Is it just an aberration, or is it another example that even the great bakers of America have been forced to sell their souls for the price of a brownie?

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