Saturday, June 27, 2009

This Is How I Know the End of the World Is upon Us.

Food. I love it, but I know its dark side, a vast and terrible place that surrounds us like a bottomless, black sea. Many times I've taken it upon myself to test the waters for the greater good. God knows I've whittled years off my lifespan by ingesting Twinkies, Slim Jims, even--heaven help me--candy corn. Heroic? Sure, but even I have my limits. Call me a coward*; I just don't think I can bring myself to eat one of these:


Is this what we've been reduced to? An 25 cent, 7-Up flavored** 'pound cake?' Are the makers of dessert snacks so cynical and our love of soft drinks and individually wrapped confections so profound? Has all the work I've done been for naught? What's next? Bacon-flavored mayonnaise?

With dismay I prophesy a 250-pound, pre-diabetic fourth grader washing a couple of these these down with a can of 7-Up. Little Billy cracks open the can, and the blood-dimmed tide is loosed.

nwb

*Like my wife did.
**Also available in Orange and Grape Crush flavors.

4 comments:

Kid Shay said...

I don't know what to say. This is hilarious.

Nate and Jeff Bowler, Co-Captains said...

Thanks. I'm half disturbed, half amused by this. I would kill for a Whole Foods around here. Wild Oats would work too. Trader Joe's is about an hour away. Bah!

nwb

StevenLink said...

I try to stay away from the processed food sections, with a pretty good success rate.

There are two Whole Foods in Indy, as well (the Wild Oats there is now a Whole Foods). In fact, we were just there yesterday. Love that place. Next time we go, we'll let you know.

Kid Shay said...

Whole Foods bought Wild Oats a few years ago; Oats are no more. At least there is Trader Joe's in Indiana...Colorado is Joeless. Maybe you need to start your own natural foods store.