Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Two Brief Moans.....
It's everywhere, isn't it? The other day I was looking at a small carton of supposedly 'healthy eating' beetroot and carrot salad in a supermarket. On studying it carefully, I found that it contained nearly 300 calories. How the hell did they manage to get 300 calories into a beetroot and carrot salad? Of course, the sugar.... it was the same when I looked at many of the fruit juices. You might as well eat a banana and a kiwi fruit and have a tablespoonful of sugar; at least you'd be getting the fibre from the fruit itself. And don't get me started on the 'Innocent' smoothie range - you feel as if your teeth are falling out on the first mouthful....
It's a bit like the phrase 'all natural' - yeah, and so are cancerous growths. Or that 'one of your 5-a-day' rubbish - I watched a documentary on this a while back and there's no legislation governing this claim at all - anyone can put it on anything, even if all it's got in it are a few over processed bits of spud.
The Perfect Gift
Since about January 25th, everything was being flogged as 'the perfect gift for Valentine's Day'. My husband had emails from Amazon trying to sell him everything from books to electrical items to garden tools, under the guise that they were just what she or he needed for that day that used to be about secret admirers declaring their love. Now it's the end of February, everything is 'the perfect gift for Mothers' Day' - cue ghastly compilation CDs by sundry crooners that will end up in record shops' bargain bins. Next it will be Easter, then Fathers' Day, then they get a bit stuck, until Hallowe'en, I suppose.
I'm thinking of buying a van load of umbrellas wholesale and flogging them as 'the perfect gift for St Swithin's Day'. US readers, you'll have to look it up!