Saturday, September 12, 2009

Real Food?

I had some fresh peaches from last week that I forgot to do anything with. Despite the fact they were just about a week old, having left them in the sun they turned into little brown piles of liquid goo. Sadness.

Then this morning I was cleaning out the youth room for our youth group and found some "fresh market cookies" from April (not Oreos, these were grocery-store-bakery cookies). They were still as "fresh" as the day they were made. It made me wonder about some of the food I eat.

Like the "whipped topping" in an aerosol can. Reddi Whip is the only brand I've found so far (no store brands whatsoever) that is "real cream." The others are made of brominated vegetable oil, karageenan, sorbitol, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup and other nutritionally dubious substrates. Does this stuff even decompose in my digestive system? When the whipped cream writes "contains no dairy" on the label, you know you're in for trouble.

But for all that, this stuff still tastes pretty good.

I think I'll go put some of that whipped topping on some of those cookies. Yum.

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