We all know that market products are fake. They smell fake, they are cheap both in quality and in price, and no matter how much you hear that they’re real, they are not. We might be more inclined to believe something is real if we buy from a reputable storefront. Even then, upon close examination, we see the misspellings on labels or other tell-tale signs that we may have been duped.
My husband’s guilty pleasure is Godiva truffles. His last birthday and my recent discovery of the Godiva shop at Indigo Mall meant I could provide the sweet surprise gift – something he used to receive for any special occasion. The price certainly indicated that these should be the real deal – they cost more than they would back home!
My daughter is the one who noticed the box – Truffes, not Truffles. Really?! These are fake?!
Someone said recently about being sucked into the authenticity debate – “The only thing I know that’s real is that everything here is fake.” Maybe a bit jaded, but don’t we all feel that way sometimes? While I’m aware that there are likely overruns or seconds sold here that are real, I also know they aren’t in abundance around just to buy anywhere. Even at the knock-knock market, where people go to buy authentic Ray Ban sunglasses, the vendor says “It’s best quality” when you ask the direct question of “Are they real?” Hmmm…
Maybe the truffles were just in just a seconds box, or perhaps I got the only one with a print typo? Who am I kidding…they are fake, and I bought into it. At least, according to my husband, the actual truffles tasted real.