Do you remember?
In a flash of nostalgia, I went through my memory trying to recall how these everyday things used to be:
- Tubes of toothpaste had none of this plastic/foil/depleted-uranium amalgam. The tube was purely metallic, with sharp corners that can take your eye out. You roll that tube off the end, and it stays rolled-up.
- Kit-kat chocolate used to come wrapped in foil, then wrapped again in white translucent paper, on top of which came another red wrapper going around the bar but not covering it's full length. A little of the white-wrapped bar would stick out of either end. There was a process to getting to the chocolate, and you were rewarded for your determination with the sweet stuff. Much like lobster.
- Today's chewing gum is sugar-free, protects your teeth, and makes your breath smell like a hospital ward. Gone are the old sugar-highs of childhood. Ahh... Wrigley's.