It's no secret that I enjoy and appreciate food. Good food, and what I like to call splurge food. I think everyone has the right to choose what they put in their body, I'm not the food police and never will be. But I've seen some food options recently so over the top bad that I just had to blog about it.
Case number one. Per Luke's request, we took him to a restaurant chain for dinner for his birthday. For the record, the kids had cheeseburger sliders, fries, apple slices and ice cream. Mike and I split a cheeseburger deluxe, and ate whatever ice cream was left in the kid's dishes. While we were waiting for the food, I looked over the breakfast menu, expecting to see the usual breakfast combos. Instead, the choices were better suited for a dessert menu. Chocolate, chocolate chip pancakes, topped with chocolate ice cream. Pancakes with layers of strawberry ice cream, topped with strawberry syrup/preserves, and whipped cream. Yikes. My teeth hurt just looking at it.
A few days later, I caught a commercial for what I'll call a breakfast pastry. Never been a fan, one of my roommates in college used to gross me out because she would eat them raw. Their newest serving suggestion is to use them to make ice cream sandwiches. Huh???
Yesterday Mike was going through the coupons in the Sunday paper, and he showed me one for thickly sliced cheese toast. Their suggestion is to use the toast instead of hamburger buns. Those things have seven grams of fat per slice. I know this because I made a breakfast casserole for Christmas morning a couple of years ago, with the toast, along with eggs, cheese, and sausage. Something sinful that you have once a year on like, Christmas. I just can't imagine pairing those things up with a burger that already has enough fat.
I know it's all marketing, but it still bugs me. Okay, my rant is over. Just something to think about I guess.