Late last week, one of my kids brought home a snack I'd never seen before. It was a small bag. On the bag, it said:
Made with ALL NATURAL Ingredients!
0 Grams Trans Fat!
Happiness in Every Bite!
Can you guess what this great new all natural snack is???
Let me give you some more hints. How about if I list a few of the all natural ingredients? Let's see how many it takes for you to figure out what this is! (I am not listing the ingredients in order):
Check out these fresh, all natural ingredients! I am so excited!
Medium Chain Triclycerides! (Yum!)
Natural Bacon Type Flavor!
Natural Lettuce Type Flavor!!! (Woohoo!)
Did you guess yet? Here are some that might be a little more recognizable. These should tip you off!
Guess yet? There's only two more ingredients and then you will know what this all natural snack is:
Yes! That's right. It is the Naturally Delicious Lays Classic BLT Flavored Potato Chips. They are good for you, right? As the bag says, they start with "farm-grown potatoes" and then "our chefs add a delicious blend of bacon, ripe tomatoes, and cool lettuce." What a great idea, right? Uh....
Well, kudos to Lays for switching from all those nasty chemicals they used to use in their chips to "all natural" ingredients. It makes me kinda sad that in our culture "Lettuce Type Flavor" is considered an all-natural food. Seems to me there needs to be a change in the definition of "natural."
Maybe a head of lettuce should be "natural." Maybe eating an actual POTATO that has not been processed beyond recognition is "natural." Whatever happened to eating real, whole food? Seriously, this is just ridiculous.
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