Blasphomet wrote:What a piece of shit release. I will be buying a grand total of zero of the gift packs. Maaaaaaaybe the Stiegl depending on the glass.
I thought somebody - Esprit importers? - remarked here that a lot of the packaging-intensive gift packs are now being rejected out-of-hand because that is the latest green thing the LCBO is trying on these days.
We should wonder if they really do studies of how impactful these things are or if they just make shit up they think sounds good. That's not just a facile attack on the LC, either because I believe that beer gift packs are a genuinely nice responsible gift. They are both gratifying and low-cost, while most of the 'gift' is consumable and usable; the main throwaway - usually cardboard - is a valued recycling commodity.
In a season that demands we buy stuff anyway, is a beer gift pack not a less commercially intensive, less wasteful seasonal
product than 95% of the stuff we'd buy for gifts otherwise? I mean with beer at least there's no big plastic clamshell of hunks of styrofoam involved. Seems a lost opportunity, no?
As usual, polite & effective emails to the LCBO get responses - even results - so those of you in love with gift packs need to tell them what you think.