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post #141 of 439
I'm at work right now cracking up and being totally unproductive, but I have to weigh in on this hilarious, gross, and sad thread.

I second the Go-gurt (yogurt in a tube), baby meat sticks, cheese in a can, lunchables, and push-up stuff. Lucky for us, we live within walking distance of a Whole Foods, plus Trader Joes and other markets with lots of natural food choices. I never go to Safeway. It's sad how gimmicky food has gotten. What does it take to eat decent food?

A relative sent us a gift basket of assorted "foods" from Hickory Farms for Christmas. It contained so much disgusting stuff that I couldn't bear to even give it away... and think that someone else would eat it. Stuff like summer sausage, port wine cheese ball, this disgusting white nut brittle crap, limp hydrogenated oil baklava, gummy date bread... gross! The only value was the assorted little boxes that came with it... perfect for gifts. I threw out the food.

Finally, since I grew up on Chinese food and have been to Taiwan and other parts of Asia a few times, I feel as if I have to defend some of the animal-based foods. It grosses out Westerners, but a lot of that food is eaten because they didn't waste anything. It's hard to argue with that. Also, I think it is sooo important to know where your food comes from and that there is more to chicken than the white meat, and that fish doesn't come in sticks! Besides, there is actually quite a bit of nutritional value in organ meats.
post #142 of 439
oops, I hit "submit reply" twice, so I just removed the second posting.
post #143 of 439
I tried menudo two weeks ago, speaking of not wasting any part of an animal . . .
post #144 of 439

uncrustables

they are really gross. I am glad I'm not the only one who thinks so. Who needs a frozen PBJ???
post #145 of 439

I was shopping today....

& came across a few gems. Hunt's snack pack pudding in color that should've stayed in the crayon box. Maybe the marketing execs who come up with this stuff are the same ones who ate paste & crayons as kids, hmmm..... Anyway, there was an orange, a yellow, which said banana, but it was way too yellow, a lime-green color, & purple, I don't remember what the flavors were supposed to be on the last two, but, my those colors were bright, I think they rival the detergent commercials!!

The other oddity I encountered was colored tips to put on the top of a whipped cream can, to "add soft color accents." ingredients (i was curious) were basically sugar & artificial color. Said it was intended for one time use & should then be discarded. Gotta love our throw-away culture. I love it so much, I think we should just...throw it away. :
post #146 of 439

Ok, this isn't packaged, but...

what I think is really gross is the bins of pre-prepared food in the deli display case at the grocery store. I just think of how long that stuff has been sitting there, uncovered nonetheless, and it turns my stomach. I just can't stand to look at it. Bins of potato salad, macaroni salad, ham salad, chicken and tuna salad and every kind of yucky salad imaginable, oh and tapioca pudding. They just look so yucky and dried out like they've been sitting there a LONG time. I just can't believe someone would walk by there and find that stuff appealing enough to buy!:
post #147 of 439
I didn't see this in the store, but I saw it in a magazine. You know how "go-gurt" is in a plastic squeeze tube thing...well, now they have skippy peanutbutter in one...Ugh! I still can't see a use for it, what is it so hard to peanutbutter a sandwhich at home? or some crackers?
post #148 of 439
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There was a vain in my Spam can once - that was the last can I ever bought! Now I'm vegitarian...
I had the same experience. It was huge and really gross!!! I will not eat Spam anymore. I very rarely eat ground beef. I used to eat it raw when I was a kid, before I knew any better. YUCK!! My stepdad had gotten me to eat it raw, because he did. Of course, I also ate catfood as a child!! My stepdad used to eat sardines on buttered crackers. YUCK YUCK YUCK!!!

I am starting to wonder if what my ds eats is what is making him so nasty all the time...he is really moody. At least he prefers the homemade mac+cheese over boxed...
post #149 of 439

if you thought fake cheese was bad,...

i just saw individual slices of peanut butter. eew. it was warm & bendy, yuck. who is that LAZY!
post #150 of 439
If I were ever inclined to try Spam I have certainly changed my mind after reading this thread....... I am stuck at my sister's house today and bored and hungry...... My kingdom for a salad. Let's see what's in her fridge.............. Colored ketchup, go-gurt,, lunchables, just as I suspected almost every item mentioned in this thread can be found here......
I swear sometimes I am adopted.
post #151 of 439
Okay, my grocery store now carries TV dinners for babies!!! They're called something like Li'l Entrees and have a couple of scoops in a plastic tray, with for example chicken-rice mush in one scoop and applesauce in another. All varieties contain meat. The scariest thing is that they're not frozen; they're shelf-stable. The list of ingredients is about as long as my arm. I guess parents who eat nothing but TV dinners feel it's only logical that their babies should eat them too....
post #152 of 439
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Originally posted by EnviroBecca
Okay, my grocery store now carries TV dinners for babies!!! They're called something like Li'l Entrees and have a couple of scoops in a plastic tray, with for example chicken-rice mush in one scoop and applesauce in another. All varieties contain meat. The scariest thing is that they're not frozen; they're shelf-stable. The list of ingredients is about as long as my arm. I guess parents who eat nothing but TV dinners feel it's only logical that their babies should eat them too....
No way I'd feed that stuff to my baby!
post #153 of 439
I think those donuts and little cup cakes and things that have so much preservative they will outlive ME are GROSS......

Chelly
post #154 of 439
Chelly...they won't all outlive you.

The only thing nastier than a Twinkie is a Twinkie that's gone bad.
That was a horrible experience.

I always opt for the cupcakes now. I like chocolate better anyway.
post #155 of 439
Back in my pre-mama life as a salesperson, I learned that the shelf-life of a Twinkie is twenty-six years. Yes, you read that correctly. No, I'm not making it up. Now go eat some Twinkies!!! You can live forever!!!!
post #156 of 439
so, taking into account that foods usually outlast the "shelf life" chellemarie's twinkie was probably 30 years old?
post #157 of 439
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Originally posted by reilly's momma
so, taking into account that foods usually outlast the "shelf life" chellemarie's twinkie was probably 30 years old?

Ewww!
post #158 of 439
OK, if we are talking pre-packaged "desserts," the grossest have to be that perennial favorite, the snowball. You all must remember the snowball. It's the "creme" filled hemi-spherical cake, covered in a layer of vulcanized marshmallow, which is dyed pink and covered with coconut. Those suckers live for decades in vending machines.

My BIL, who has worse eating habits than any 2 year old I know, just loves them. Almost as much as he loves those orange marshmallow "circus peanuts." Mmmmm.
post #159 of 439
EFMom....during one of her pregnancies,all my mother wanted was those snowballs. Nearly lived on them!
post #160 of 439
Girlscout cookies have a shelf life of 7 years:
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