(I had a crappy Thanksgiving so maybe bitching about some trivial thing will be therapeutic....)
As a consumer, I hate seeing the word "NEW!" on my long-standing favorite products. DON"T mess with mah PRODUCTS !! Like the shampoo I've always used -- all of a sudden it's got a 'new' formulation and my head feels like a complete greaseball. My 'new' deodorant that doesn't work anymore. My new and improved moisturizer that smells funny and makes me break out. It never fails --- when I get really attached to something, they change it.
I've always taken a multivitamin/mineral supplement every day. There's always controversy about whether they are really needed, but I believe they do contribute to better overall health. This is especially true when I'm subsisting on coffee, granola bars, and luxuriating in half a pack of Life Savers for lunch. I've used Centrum for a long time --- just stuck with it; it's a good brand, doesn't cause me any GI side effects, and so on.
So recently the bottle says "New! Smaller Tablet Size Formula." Uh-Oh. Well, inspecting the label I find they dropped the folic acid from 500 mcg to 400mcg, and dropped the lutein and lycopene altogether. ( Gee, those seemed like a big deal when they first added them --- eye health and all that.) I kind of liked having those in there, although I admit they probably weren't present in large enough amounts to do anything. These changes alone resulted in a smaller tablet? Why couldn't they take out the boron? the vanadium? the nickel?? Or dammit, even the tin?
Well, I don't mind checking out some of the other formulations. Centrum Ultra Women's bumped up the calcium to 500 mg -- well, sometimes that gives me, uh, problems, and I don't want to be stuck with a bottle of 100 if it does. Centrum Silver has lutein and lycopene but NO iron. NO iron?? I still need that. Centrum Silver Ultra Women's has too much calcium and not enough iron, although I do like the 800 units of Vitamin D.
Anyway, long story short --- the porridge was neither too hot nor too cold. It was juuuuusttttt right. Why'd they have to change it??