Friday, August 30, 2013

"Real" Food

Most mornings for breakfast I open a package that has two parts: one part has about a half cup of cottage cheese, and the other has about a tablespoon of jelly. Ultimately the two of those get mixed together causing a party in my mouth like none other.

One thing that stands out to me every time I look at the packaging however, is the label - which proudly reads, "Made with REAL California milk!" It always makes me wonder what they're implying. Is it that the milk is from California that they're bragging about, or the fact it's real milk? Methinks it's the real milk part, which makes me worry.

On top of that, I was eating a bag of chips recently and saw on the bag, "Made with real cheese flavoring!" Not even real cheese!? Just cheese-flavoring!? And what's the difference between real cheese flavoring and fake cheese flavoring? Never mind - don't tell me!

Considering these (and other) labels, I'm thinking that this is what we have to look forward to in the not-too-distant future:

Labels like this

Is this the future? Oh wait, I just remembered Dippin' Dots is the ice cream/food of the future*. I'm sure that's 100% natural so we're good. No worries.

*I once asked someone in Australia if Dippin' Dots really is the ice cream of the future and he said no. Busted.


violet50 said...

I'm not sure what to eat for lunch now.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Don't worry, even if it's not "real" food, I'm sure it's still "real" something. ;)

violet50 said...

That's comforting...I think.

Katherine said...

HA! Those are so good. I don't know what's real anymore. And I REALLY never want to try giraffe waffles. Or that wheat bread...