I’ve had a recurring experience since living in Jordan. The Beans and I find a product we like after much searching. We become very brand loyal and then the brand changes one of the key features of the product. It happened again in the last 2 weeks. Fine Tissues, which are a far cry from my beloved Puffs Plus but serve the purpose nicely for all that, has decided in their infinite wisdom to add perfume to ALL their tissues. I had hoped that I either had a bad batch or grabbed the wrong one two weeks ago. So, I picked up a different box, the kind I’ve been using for 5 years. No joy… still perfumed. So, I ask you, why would someone who has either a cold or allergies want scented tissues? The scent irritates the nasal passages.
It’s pretty sad when you have to hold your breath in order to blow your nose. Sigh. The worst thing is that the box is still the same, it doesn’t indicate that it has a new (unimproved) formula. Nothing. Very frustrating. So, I think I’ll have to begin the search for new tissues. The awful ones JiddoBean brought I hated. They didn’t pull properly (see masses of torn tissues in your mind’s eye), blew holes with a mildly vigorous nose-blow, and left flaky bits of tissue everywhere. Yuck. I told El 3atal, I may actually have to pay the price for Kleenex. Bummer.
Mind you, this isn’t the first time we’ve had this problem. We used to use Nabil Chicken Pops when we first moved here. Then one week, they became Nabil Hot and Spicy Pops. The Beans wouldn’t eat them. We used Nabil turkey hot dogs until they become hot and spicy dogs. And this last week, the chicken hot dogs were spicy for them. I think someone over at Nabil wants to become Jordan’s new home of hot and spicy. I’m hoping the chicken hot dogs were a fluke and will be back to normal soon. Otherwise, we might have to give up on them too. If so, I’ll be down to zero Nabil products because of their infatuation with hot and spicy.
So, here’s my request… Nuqul, Nabil, and other Jordan manufacturers. Stop changing the products we know and don’t hate. If you keep up on this route, I’ll be buying ridiculously priced direct imports for everything just so I know that if they change something they’ll put it on the darn package. Sigh.
Happy Status Quo!