Everyone’s been there. You buy some bulk candy. You head home, excited to dive into some sugary goodness, only to open up the box or bag and find that the flavor selection is heavily unbalanced.
That’s what happened to former USMNT starter Jay DeMerit back in April, when he bought a big bag of Starbursts:
Hey @Starburst, do you have any policies in place if I got way way too many oranges in my big bag of Starburst? #needreds #THX
The classic “no reds” conundrum. It could have been worse, of course; at least he received too many orange pieces, as opposed to yellow.
Quick but definitive Starburst Flavor Ranking:
DeMerit had likely forgotten he’d sent that tweet, but like a delicious corn-syrup elephant, Starbursts never forget:
When u jokingly complain on Twitter u didnt get any reds in your @Starburst package & then u get this
Now that’s an excellent use of social media. If only every company people complained about on Twitter was required to respond in kind. (Though, if that was the case, airlines would likely go bankrupt.) Your mileage may vary when it comes to this strategy, of course, but it’s cool to see fun interactions like this. The world would be a better place with more unexpected candy deliveries.