One peanut butter?

For those moments when you really need one serving of peanut butter on the go.

For those moments when you really need one serving of peanut butter on the go.

I ordered a bagel the other day and it was served to me with a bunch of individually wrapped packets of butter and mini-tubs of jam.

When I go to a café, there is usually a receptacle on the table holding one-dose packets of sugar and little plastic cups of milk or cream to peel open and pour into your coffee (and probably disposable plastic stirrers to mix it in with).

Why is there a need for every condiment to be available in a one-serving size portion in a disposable container? Why not just have a sugar bowl, a jar of jam, and salt and pepper shakers on the table? Am I being unreasonable here?

I understand that in fast food situations, where customers are taking the food away, it’s necessary to offer them a huge fistful of ketchup, salt, and pepper packets, along with a thick stack of paper napkins, that nobody in the history of mankind has ever actually used up. But I feel like this whole “individually wrapped” concept has been taken too far… I’ve even seen individually sized servings of peanut butter and honey.

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