The Line Between Simple and Stupid…
…is crossed when you spend money on this product.
I found the item above on the clearance table at the Williams-Sonoma store in Princeton, New Jersey. That, boys and girls, is a bottle of simple syrup that you can purchase for the low, low price of $3.99 — a deal, mind you, because it’s marked down from $6.99. Sure, Williams-Sonoma is fun for some window shopping and general inspiration whenever you don’t feel foodie enough. It’s always a blast to poke around the gadgets, drool over the Le Creuset that you can’t afford and marvel over the fact that someone is actually willing to drop fifty bucks on a popsicle machine. (Isn’t that what your freezer is for?) But this is going too far.
In these tough economic times, let me save you some of your hard-earned money:
One part table sugar. One part water. Boil until dissolved. Cool. Use. That’ll be seven dollars.