Here’s an interesting one. My Mother just came home from a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond (watch out for that beyond section, it’s brutal). From this shopping excursion she brought home an item that I suspect is a psuedoscientific ripoff, but I’m not entirely sure. I’ll give a bit of a description of the thing since I can’t find my camera to take a picture of it.
It’s a vented plastic container about the size of a large pill bottle with what looks like a big ol’ hunk of rock salt in it. The packaging makes such claims as:
“Natural odor absorbing crystal”
“Non-Toxic & spill proof”
“Stops food from absorbing odors.”
“Removes bad odors naturally for up to six months!”
“Contains: Natural Mineral Salts”
So, I gather that this is supposed to replace the box of Arm & Hammer at the back of your fridge, and somehow be a better deal. I’m not entirely sure what to make of this. What do you folks think? Is it science, or is it a waste of four bucks?
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I looked up the website printed on the package, and it didn’t do much to improve my confidence. here’s a link. http://www.tccd.com