Condition contrary to fact

Now that the nearby Walmart has been taught to stock Royal Crown Cola on a regular basis, I figured I ought to work on acquiring a stash of Moon Pies. (My Suthun upbringing, doncha know.) Amazon coughed up a case of 24 convenience-store size Moon Pies ($19.95), and I propelled myself half a century or so into the past.

It wouldn’t last, of course. Today’s Moon Pie must comply with all the usual federal rules, and on the back of the wrapper is the obligatory nutrition data, including the calorie count, which is 100.

A mere 100? I looked closer. Serving size: 1/3 pie.

Now really, people. Has anyone in the 100-year history of the Moon Pie ever eaten merely a third of a Pie? I know I haven’t, and I’m damned if I’m going to start now.


  1. Roger Green »

    22 May 2018 · 4:40 pm

    Aren’t there rules about serving sizes being fair representations of what people actually EAT?

  2. CGHill »

    22 May 2018 · 6:11 pm

    I’d certainly think so. I remember a large-size Hershey bar that quotes the calorie count for five of the precut sections, of which there were 16 per bar.

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