Monday, June 19, 2006

Irony of the day

Headline: "Nestle to buy Jenny Craig for $600 million"

I know, Nestle makes different kinds of food and drinks, but what's the first product line you think of when you hear the name "Nestle"? Chocolate. Plus, this tidbit struck me as humorous, too:
Weight management will become a new business within Nestle's nutrition unit and will reinforce its U.S. presence. The Swiss company already owns the Lean Cuisine line of foods.

"With this strategic acquisition, the group takes another important step in its transformation process into a nutrition, health and wellness company," said Nestle Chairman and Chief Executive Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.

"The rise of obesity and the resulting metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, is a major public health concern, not only in the USA but also the world over," Brabeck-Letmathe said.
So, will the new nutrition unit be located above, below, or beside the candy unit (aka the "diabetes- and cardiovascular disease-inducing unit")?

I dunno...I thought it was funny. OK, moving on...