Sunday, June 1, 2008

As Seen On TV

A few weeks ago, some work friends and I had a conversation about buying products from infomercials. It all started when "The Magic Bullet" (which to me sounds like something dirty) was mentioned for an upcoming get together. I was amazed when more than one of the 4 people had one in their home. As the talk went on, these people had watched themselves an infomercial or twelve on several occasions and even, more surprisingly, had bought numerous products including something like a dog barking collar that you strap to your stomach it hopes that its electric shocks (which hurt) might make you skinny. Anyways, it was very eye opening because I always thought the infomercial buying type was a bit losery. Well, today, I became that loser.

Minding my own business up in my art room, I worked while I watched some TV shows that I had recorded. During one of them a short, mini if you will, infomercial came on the air. It was for these...

I hadn't planned on doing any shopping today, but my ears perked up when I heard that these bags would keep my fruit and vegetables fresher longer. Since I am a single gal, my fruits and vegetables always seem to go bad before I get a chance to eat them all. I usually shop for the week on Saturday or Sunday so by the middle of the week, my produce is mushy, brown, or moldy, BLECH! In fact yesterday at the store I was just thinking about how many bananas I should buy. By Wednesday or Thursday my bananas are gross and I end up just throwing them away. So I ended up buying 3 yellow bananas and 3 green ones, hoping that they would turn yellow by the end of the week and I could get to them before they turned brown.

Anyhow, these bags are supposed to absorb and remove dangerous ethylene gases which are emitted during the riping process of fruits and vegetables. (I sound like I know what I'm talking about there don't I?) I don't really understand that, but the proof was in the pictures.

These tomatoes were bought on the same day, some put in the green bag and the rest left out on the counter on a plate. Which ones would you rather eat.

Look at this! After 14 days, this lettuce is as crisp as can be.

Summer is just around the corner and I hate to see all that good fruit go bad. The bags kept those strawberries fresh, while the other ones got moldy.

What sold it for me was the bananas. Come on people, yellow bananas after 9 days? NINE DAYS! That's a miracle bag I tell you.

So, I have jumped on the infomercial train and placed my first order. $9.95 for 20 bags (10 large, 10 medium) plus shipping and handling and tax since I live in California. The bags are supposed to be reusable, so I think I am well on my way to healthy and appetizing produce in the near future. What do you think, will they work? I will keep you posted.


  1. Oh my gosh! I'm sold. If they work I am buying them. I know exactly what you are talking about. I'm single too and I never eat all the produce before it goes bad so I pretty much don't grocery shop at all anymore! I'll be waiting for the update!

  2. I can't believe you bought them! I hope they work. Tupperware has storage bins that you can put your fruit in as well. They work great for berries. I'm curious about the bananas, how would you make banana bread? Can't wait for the report! :)

  3. You jumped on the bandwagon! Welcome. Now do you think it's losery?

    I cannot wait to find out how these work. And if they do, I'll be buying some, too!

  4. You kill me. Andy bought the stomach shocking thing, too. It didn't work, obviously (sorry, babe!!)and it freakin' hurt!! ;)

  5. Well, the proof is in the pudding, or in the bag in this case. Let us know because I'm already out twenty smackaroos from buying the ShamWOWs.

  6. Funny. I would love to hear how they work out.
    I DO have a magic bullet. But NO we did not see it on an infomercial..just in the store.
    Who can stay up late enought to watch those on TV anyway??

  7. I have so wondered about these bags time and time again, I see the commerical all the time, PLEASE let me know how they work.
    And by the way the magic bullet dirty or not SUCKS!!!