When we visit a supermarket, there are certain things that our eyes are used to seeing. Bottles of ketchup, sachets of dals or boxes of cereal – each is anchored in our visual memory. However, one Twitter user was quite surprised to see something unusual while visiting the supermarket. The user walked down the cereal aisle to find the usual cereal boxes lined up vertically in “landscape mode” – that is, redesigned to be aligned horizontally. Take a look at the photo she shared:
The photo was posted to Twitter by @lauralexx, where it has received over 370,000 likes and counts. “When did the cereals pass to the landscape”, asked the user in the legend. The viral photo has also been retweeted over 48,000 times and also garnered over 1.3,000 comments.
In the viral photo, boxes of cereal could be seen stacked on the shelf of a supermarket. There were choices of crispy rice crisps, cornflakes, cocoa lollipops, etc. in the cereal box aisle. While 2-3 boxes on the left side were regular boxes, the remaining 4-5 cereals were actually quite different and unique due to the orientation of the box.
Twitter users were quite disturbed to see the bizarre image of viral cereal boxes in “landscape mode”. Some thought it was just a marketing experiment, while others couldn’t figure out how the cereal would be poured from these giant boxes. A few users also explained that these boxes were designed according to the space requirements of certain supermarkets and stores.
Take a look at the best reactions to the viral photo:
The aspect ratio of cereals has changed, so it can be taken without cereals. ???? – ???? ️ ???? Do droids dream of Electric Bantha ????? ️ ???? (@iameldiablito) May 2, 2021
These are special boxes for corner stores etc. where they don’t have as much shelf space – Prime in a staircase (@underscoremarx) May 1, 2021
And in fact (can’t believe I’m talking about cereal boxes on a Sunday morning) boxes like this can be placed in either orientation depending on the space available on the shelves. The back and the front: pic.twitter.com/2rmq5hsB7X– John Self (@john_self) May 2, 2021
Seems like an odd use of shelf space, why stack three items where you could get five or six boxes? Not sure retailers will like it …..— Andrew M Hopcroft (@amhopcroft) May 2, 2021
they pose for instagram— Krave (@KraveUnleashed) May 5, 2021
How do you hit it? Do you open it from the side? Should you pour over to the other side of the table or just step back a meter or two to avoid putting cornflakes on the floor? Say it! – Brett Butterfield (@FiveFanDwnUndr) May 2, 2021
You must choose it in the page configuration. – Freddie Lombard (@freddie_lombard) May 4, 2021
When the marketing department was bored. ????. So Stupid – MisanthropicHumanist (@mikesmoniz) May 2, 2021
and these boxes… thinner and with more air inside. oh, and the grain companies, we’ve noticed. – BAS (@marbledocument) May 1, 2021
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