How Are Those “Green Jobs” Working Out?

Oh, “pretty crappily” I’d say if you work at Sun Chips

Frito-Lay, the snack giant owned by PepsiCo Inc., says it is pulling most of the biodegradable packaging it uses for its Sun Chips snacks, following an outcry from consumers who complained the new bags were too noisy.

Touted by Frito-Lay as 100% compostable, the packaging, made from biodegradable plant material, began hitting store shelves in January. Sales of the multigrain snack have since tumbled.

Frito-Lay is returning to its old, nondegradable Gaia-desecrating and bird-murdering packaging, for five of the six Sun Chips flavors.

Now, Our Betters in DC are always telling us that really it’s not their ideas that suck the big one but rather how they are communicated to our damaged clingy minds that causes them to be so unpopular, right? And we in our religio-gun-clingy-h8tr ways rightly scoff at such drivel.

But in this instance, Dear Reader, in the ever ongoing Pursuit of Truth and Probity that is My Life I must admit they may have a point:

Behold the Sun Chip bag of Sales Doom

I can vouch, as a consumer in New Jersey, that nothing to me says “buy me and eat me” like a label that screams “100% Compost.”

Yum yum.

11 Responses to “How Are Those “Green Jobs” Working Out?”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Compost to me is still a big pile o’ refuse in a corner of the backyard.

    Not so nummy.

  2. JeffS says:

    Butbutbutbutbutbut……Gaia!!!! Climate change! Green! Sustainable living!

    Think Of The Children!!!!

  3. Gary from Jersey says:

    Noisy bags. Think about that phrase…

  4. Yojimbo says:

    Frankly I find this thread degrading.

    Maybe if they put tiny mufflers on the bags…..

  5. Mr. Bingley says:


    it took me hours to compost it, yojimbo!

  6. nightfly says:

    The problem is, do you eat the chips or the bag they came in?

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    The bag adds the fiber, I guess.

  8. So the bag is crinkly noisy. Do the ecowackos think noise pollution is worse now???

  9. nightfly says:

    Not at all – in the face of tanking sales, the company suddenly broke out the “Sod Off Swampy” t-shirts and went back to their old packaging.

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