Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Major Detail Omitted

Yesterday's N.Y. Times had this story in its business section:

After nearly 14,000 people joined “bring back Wispa” groups on Facebook, the food conglomerate Cadbury Schweppes announced on Aug. 17 that it would reintroduce the candy bar in October.

... As Cadbury deals with the aftermath of a scare over salmonella contamination of some of its chocolate bars, and struggles with a plan to sell or split off its United States soft drink business, Wispa gives the company a feel-good public relations diversion.

A 21-paragraph story like this should have included a sentence describing what's in the damn candy bar, but the Times gave no such info. For those of us who have never eaten this candy bar, it might have been worth mentioning.

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