Thursday July 24, 2014



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Twinkie-toes and other bad fairy cakes

As I See It
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Chemical-laden snack treat aficionados across North America all shed a tear last week Ė at least Iím picturing them shedding tears, more dramatic that way Ė when Hostess announced they were halting production after the bakersí unions and head office couldnít reach an agreement.

People were outraged, or maybe just a little bummed, that their childhood treat may be going by the wayside, as the maker of Twinkies, Snoballs, Fruit Pies, King Dons, oh and Wonderbread.

Basically everything in the world that turns to slime in your mouth.

I donít think this is quite the crisis the American public is making it out to be. Hostess products are disgusting. They taste like chemicals and have the nutritional value of a Lego block.

Maybe this could be the start of a new era of not relying on pre-packaged desserts. Remember how good a cupcake made from scratch tastes? Cling to that thought.

While weíre at it, thereís a few other food products that we could stand to erase from human memory.

The Double Down is at the top of my list. I like chicken, I like bacon and I like cheese. However using chicken as bread and bacon and cheese as the filling in a so-called sandwich makes even my stomach turn.

The sheer amount of sodium in one of these atrocities is staggering. Itís a heart attack in a little bag. And there is no reason why anyone should have to consume one.

Another food that needs to go? The hot dog stuffed crust pizza. I saw a commercial for this and thought it was a joke.

For one thing, if Iím wanting hot dogs, I donít really want to eat pizza and vice versa. Why not just make a pizza topped with corndogs? I know itís all just processed meats, but the idea of having a processed meat hot dog while eating a slice of processed meat pepperoni pizza is just nauseating.

Oddly enough, on a website talking about the Twinkie issue is an ad for that very pizza.

One more, just to round it out Ė the donut burger. Donuts are not buns. Yes they are a bread-like product, making them somewhat similar to buns, but they should never be used as such. Especially where cheese and bacon are involved.

Itís not a wonder the western world has gotten progressively fatter over the decades.


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