Some commercials I’ve seen lately have been promoting California Dried Plums. The voiceover is quick to point out that they were “formerly known as prunes.” My reaction was, “Wait – they’re not prunes anymore?”
Sure enough, prunes were officially renamed dried plums back in 2000 (who knew?) after research showed that us young folks weren’t eating prunes. We collectively thought they were for old folks.
I guess there’s a ray of hope in this, though. At least the California Dried Plum Board (ewww!) hasn’t introduced an extreme plum character who has a skateboard and backwards baseball cap named Plummie. Between that and a renaming, I’ll take the renaming.
Dried plums still make one poop.
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