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I tracked the original post down and it was in 2006 so I thought I'd start again.

My mother cracked up when reading the warning notes on some over the counter sleeping tablets:
Warning: May cause drowsiness.

JMW
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They've fixed that. Shown on a "selling it" page of a recent Consumer Reports was a picture of a sleeping pill package claiming a "non-drowsy formula."

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For those who have not noticed, most sleep-aid tablets are exactly the same as taking two Benadryl tablets - same ingredient twice the dose. I'm constantly amazed when I go to the cold medicine shelves in different stores at how many different products are offered but they all contain different combinations of the same ingredients. You can easily spend ten times as much for the same thing - or not. Apparently marketing works.  

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Except that somehow the Benadryl can tell exactly why I'm taking it, and thwarts me.  If I'm taking it for bugbites, it puts me to sleep.  If I'm taking it for sleep, it ignores me.

Hg

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Seen on my kiddies package of dried fruit snacks - "Remove plastic wrap before eating".

Ruined my whole day, I do so love the plastic wrap, and it would have never ocurred to me to remove it had I somehow not mustered the intelligence to actually read the printed instruction.  

Yet another point in the case for the devolving of the human race.

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I don't know ornerynorsk.  Apparantly when a lot younger my step son ate several 'rick crispy cakes' that had been wrapped in cling film without removing said wrapping.

Perhaps a written warning would have helped.

Of course, he probably couldn't read at that stage anyway.

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Not all wrappers need to be removed.
I enjoy Indonesion ginger candy which has a regular paper wrapper which is obviously to be removed.  It also has an inner rice paper wrapper which can be eaten.  It is much easier to eat that wrapper than to try to remove it.

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ewh:  Ah.  That explains why I have so much trouble getting the wrapper off ginger candy.  I wonder if it's edible on the American brands (like Reed's) as well.

Hg

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Maybe not, Hg.  The brand I eat just (relatively) recently added the rice paper.  Before that, if it was more than a month or so old, it could be very frustrating to eat without having to chew little pieces of wrapper that you couldn't remove along with it.  It makes a huge difference in enjoyment!

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it's a bit odd... but I can actually taste it a little bit right now, just from reading the comments.   

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The delicious and addictive White Rabbit candies that are so common throughout Asia also have the edible inner wrap.  I always thought it was rice paper, but perhaps it was a melamine wrap ?!?!  Hope not, I've consumed at least my weight in them while living there.

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