Monday, June 1, 2009

Can You Believe It?

I know. I can hardly believe it either. Those are break apart cookies, purchased by me, under duress, for a school fundraiser. Mostly people support the healthy snacks/healthy lunch efforts. Except sometimes I do have to endure snide comments when different classes or the PTA decide to do something like a Little Ceasar's Fundraiser. Whatever.

So I decided that I would support the team and buy Little Ceasar's for the fundraiser so the fourth grade could afford to go on their yearly camping trip. Even though I don't even have a fourth grader yet.

So I bought some personal pizza kits, which we used at Declan's birthday party (and beyond--I think they bred and multiplied in the freezer) and some of these break apart cookie dough things.

The kids love them.

Their flavor is. . .unique. In fact, Eamonn was eating them and said, "Hmmm. What is that I can taste? I can't quite put my finger on it."

Me: "Chemicals?"

Eamonn: "Yep, that's it."

Truly, you can taste the chemicals. Obviously, I won't be buying them again.

And maybe next year we'll grow wheat grass and sell it for the fundraiser instead.

I'm kidding. They can sell whatever they want. I just won't buy it. And when everybody else's kids at school start to glow from eating this crap, I'll just smile smugly. Because that's the kind of fella I am.


Anonymous said...

I've stopped buying the stuff and started handing over a check for a small donation, of which they can keep all 100%.

You wouldn't believe how the kids and their parents don't quite get it.


Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your Blog - When are you writing that book? Erma B. was also from Ohio - you're her successor!!! Maryanne

Cate said...

I heard the greatest advice when it comes to food the other day: If it won't rot, don't eat it!

in a world surrounded by men said...

You smug? Never!

You're hilarious.

Beth said...

Eww. Chemicals is right. Those cookies are worse than frozen pancakes (not that I've ever been crazy enough to try them).

Random said...

Yeah, ever since I started to notice these kinds of things, I've realized that it's easy to taste chemicals and fats in foods. I wonder why I never noticed before? Good for you, avoiding it as much as possible.
There's a great, healthy cookie recipe at MCK today, by the way (http://www.mycharmingkids.net/2009/06/mckcookies-and-uncle-duke.html).