Saturday, March 10, 2012

Maybe You Can

So I'm looking for a better raid snack than M&M's. While not messy and easy to snack on, M&M's aren't really that great for me, regardless of how much I love them. While in the grocery today to get cereal and a few other items, I saw these on sale. They come in 6 flavors but of course, I'd buy the chocolate ones.

After spending the afternoon cleaning, I pulled out a bag and, while I played with the cats, noshed on rice snacks. Out of curiosity, I read the nutrition label. A serving size is 3 cakes, three. See them? Just 3.

Now, we could argue about American eating habits. Our gluttonous selves have expanded our waistlines leading to all sorts of health problems. But come on, 3 cakes? These are about 2 inches in diameter. I don't know about you, but I can't eat merely 3 cakes in a sitting. I ate half the bag and saved the other half for the raid tonight. You're supposed to get 10 servings out of this bag. Yeah right.

Somewhere, there is a little man in a white trench coat charged with deciding what a serving size is of the food in front of him. He utters a maniacal laugh and says, "Let's really aggravate them. Let's make the serving size 2 pieces."

Beverage:  Edinburgh's Finest tea


1 comment:

  1. Serving size is often, I think, decided on what numbers look "Acceptable" on the label. Figure out how many calories you need in a day to have the desired effect and try to stay within those limits. - but sometimes you just need to forget it and have a cookie