Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dear American Consumer,

You're stupid!

I made a bunch of muffins over the weekend. It started with Apple Oatmeal and then progressed to Peanut Butter and finally Poppy Seed. I enjoy having muffins in the freezer. Then, when I'm running late, I can grab a couple for breakfast. I'm going through this notebook I have and making what I have the ingredients for. Next up will be banana chocolate chip muffins.

The Poppy Seed muffins contain pecans and raisins. I had to go buy raisins but that's something I should keep on hand since I add them to a lot of food including my weekend oatmeal. It is nice that Sunmaid has a gigantic bag of raisins which is resealable. Even though the boxes were on sale, the big bag was a better bargain at regular price.

I open the bag of pecans, which is also resealable, and chop a half cup. When I put the bag aside, I noticed the back and the warning.


Maybe it's me, but I thought everyone knew pecans grow on trees. You can't live in the southern US without knowing what a pecan is. I remember a visit to my ex's sister and brother-in-law's in San Antonio, Texas in November. Pecans were all over the ground under the trees at that time of year.

I guess the one thing I can think of for a warning like this is that a nut processor probably has a variety of nuts going through their factory and, if you're allergic to peanuts, which are legumes, you might not be allergic to pecans. But they need to be kept apart so the peanuts don't, somehow, contaminate the pecans. Therefore the "may contain peanuts" is probably understandable. If you are allergic to peanuts or nuts in general, you shouldn't be buying nuts in the first place regardless of how good they are for ones diet.

Yet another example of the aphorism, "Common sense isn't so common."

Beverage: China Black


No comments:

Post a Comment