But as I opened the microwave up and started reading the cooking instructions, I noticed something strange.
The instructions were written... in first person.
"Cook ME!" the soup screamed in small black print.
"Serve me hot for the ultimate taste experience!" it cried, with horrifying joy.
"I like to be left to stand for one minute before serving" it demanded.
Personally, I find it weird that the instructions are written like this nowadays. Like the actual pot of soup -an inanimate object- is talking to me, willing me to do its bidding.
I know all the marketing companies are convinced that first person instructions show the buyer a 'friendly, trustworthy' side to the product, but I just don't like it.
But it didn't end there- oh no.
Worse than the fact that 'GLORIOUS! Skinny Soup' uses a first person soup narrative (I'm taking English Literature A Level, so trust me when I tell you that 'Soup Narrative' is a valid technical term) is that it's... well, it's just a little bit... sexy.
So take note, marketing big-shots: SEXY SOUP IS UNAPPETIZING AND JUST BIZARRE.
I would much rather buy a pot of soup which has stern warnings of "THIS POT IS HOT AFTER COOKING. CARRY WITH CAUTION." than one which basically feels like it's trying to bed me. Too weird.
Oh and to top it all off, the soup wasn't that great in the end...
But hey, maybe it's just me that can't stand all this annoying first person 'friendly/sexy soup' marketing. I'm guessing a lot of you normal people are completely indiferent to the writing on the back of the packet!
It's probably just me being mad, but I have to get a second (or third or fourth) opinion on it. So, for the sake of my sanity, please comment if you think I'm being reasonable or if, actually, I'm just a nutter. I have to know!