Monday, July 9, 2007

Study: Unfortunately Named Marionberry Pie Not Selling Well

(AP) - In a study recently released by the American Institute of Baking (AIB), the unfortunately named Marionberry Pie is the least popular pie in the United States of America. Research indicates that Marionberry Pie, which sold even less units than Prune Whip Pie, had significant sales trouble in the Washington D.C. area.

In a double-blind testing facility, a team of scientists investigated the variables leading to the stagnant sales of Marionberry Pie. "Currently, we have yet to put our finger on the unpopularity of Marionberry Pie, but we know that our results change when subjects know the name of the pie they are tasting," said Jared Chang, Ph.D. While it has yet to be confirmed, it is believed that researchers are drafting a paper on the Marionberry Effect. According to information leaked, the Marionberry Effect causes consumers to snort Marionberry Pie, instead of chewing the dessert. Following the ingestion of Marionberry Pie, consumers are often restless, paranoid, hyperactive, and potentially considering a run for Mayor in a major metropolitan area.

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