Watchdog Hillbilly Mom here, reporting on the latest scam to siphon your hard-earned dollar from your bead-encrusted change-purse.
Take a gander at the newest product to raise my dander:
I'm no geometry whiz like my best old teaching buddy Mabel. But I figure that each corner cut off Santa is money in Little Debbie's pocket. Take a regular Little Debbie Cosmic Brownie. Cut off each corner. Spray it with icing. Stamp a face into it. Voila! 28.58% less brownie! Here's how I get my figure. I have not done any measurements, but my naked eye says that it would take 10 of those missing corners to make a Santa Brownie. One for each pointy end, and 8 arranged as four squares to fill in the middle. Again, it might take fewer, but I'm giving Little Debbie the benefit of my sloppy math. That means it would take 14 of those triangle corners to make a full rectangular brownie like the Cosmics.
If you take the 4 missing corners, divided by the 14 corners in a full brownie...Santa has 28.57% less edible goodness, at the very minimum. There are 6 brownies in a box. That means 24 missing corners. At the rate of 14 corners per Santa, you are missing the equivalent of 1.71 brownies per box if you buy Santa instead of Cosmic.
Be a smart shopper. Don't get Little Debbied.