Monday, December 15, 2008
This is Nuts!
This is the label from the container of my lunch. I show it to you not to prove that I can eat healthy (especially since 15 minutes after eating it I ate about 30 tootsie rolls). I offer up this label because something about it bothers me greatly.
The container was a clear cup so you could see everything in it, including the delightfully delicious Pecans (pronounced pee-cons, as Emeril says, a Pee-can is something truck drivers use). Notice how they list all of the ingredients as well: non-fat vanilla yogurt, bananas, strawberries, pecans...then...
...then, the insane part kicks in, "contains nuts."
No fucking kidding, a pecan is a fucking nut - you already list the pecans, you display them for all to see, are there people so fucking stupid that can't figure out that the pecans are nuts?
Such a litigious society we live in that we are compelled to require that the label state that nuts are included in the nuts?
Oh, the sadness.