"Comin' through the rye..."
LONDON (Reuters) - Tired of the same old lunch at your
office desk? Help is at hand. A British supermarket is
launching the ultimate life-enhancing snack -- the musical
In a trial certain to be welcomed by the estimated one
million Britons who eat their lunch at their desks each day,
Britain's biggest retailer Tesco will use technology similar to
that used in singing greetings cards to sell musical
Opening the top of the sandwich box will activate a tiny
sound module that plays a selection of music. This season's
offering will be a medley of Christmas tunes including Jingle
Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and We Wish You a Merry
Tesco Spokesman Jonathan Church said the potential of the
melodic munch was enormous.
"It's designed to provide busy office workers with relaxing
music to make eating lunch at their desks more enjoyable than
ever before," he said, adding that the concept could be easily
adapted for Easter, Valentine's Day or Mother's Day.