I hadn’t planned to blog about St. Valentine’s Day. I mean it’s all bean said, hasn’t it? If you’re young and romantic it’s great, if you’re old and cynical it’s great to remember being young and romantic…and if you’re selling chocolates or greetings cards, it’s one of the highlights of your year.
But today at the supermarket something made me laugh out loud. On the meat counter they were offering packs of “British Valentine Cupid Sirloin Steak” (two pieces, naturally,) which was steak coated with “a blend of herbs and spices.”
Cupid? Not sure where he fits in, but somebody in Marketing had an idea that was either inspired or off-the-wall…but either way amusing. We bought a pack, of course. Because this product had an added charm that was bound to appeal to all Yorkshire Valentines, young and old, romantic and cynical. It was selling at half price.
We haven’t eaten it yet, as tonight’s meal was already planned, and Cupid’s steak, according to the label, will keep till Feb 17th. We’ll enjoy it tomorrow though.
Who says romance is dead? Marketing certainly isn’t.