Dear Pillsbury (and all other makers of packaged food),
While I appreciate that by law you have to have serving sizes and provide nutritional information and you comply with said law, can you throw me a bone?
I began making a brownie mix and followed the instructions using an 8×8 inch pan.
As the brownies baked I glanced at the nutrition information so that I could jot down the carb count per brownie.
You see, my child has type 1 diabetes. And kids with type 1 diabetes can have brownies just like any other kid…they just need insulin to cover the carbs.
But as I looked at the number of servings and carb count, I realized that there are 15 servings per box.
For a square 8×8 pan.
You see, I’m really good at math. I love geometry. I love solving algebraic equations.
But for the life of me, in that moment I could not figure out how you can take an 8×8 inch pan and easily cut the prepared brownies into 15 equal servings.*
(Same goes for round pizzas that have 5 servings!)
So while you certainly complied with the law and stated the number of servings and the nutrition information per said serving, you in no way made it easy for those of us who actually read and use the nutrition label.
Perhaps for all future product packaging you should take a common sense approach and see if servings sizes are compatible with the preparation instructions and final product.
Or include a diagram showing how consumers can cut a square into 15 equally sized pieces.
*You have to make two cuts in one direction and four cuts in the other direction so that it’s 3×5, but really, why not just make it easy on us and make it 16 servings?!