White Bread and Double Stuff Oreos...

A couple times a week I go to the store on my way into work, usually to reload on avocados, since they take a few days to ripen. Anyway, I finished my shopping and got on line at the register. A second later, a lady gets behind me and starts unloading her basket. I didn’t think anything of it.

Right away, an acquaintance recognizes her and the two start chatting. Mid-conversation I hear this, “Oh nothing. I just ran in. Buying some lunch for the kids.” On the register was a bag of white bread, two packages of double-stuffed Oreos, a box of saltines and roast beef and turkey cold cuts.

Now, say what you want about cold cuts, like how you shouldn’t eat them if you’re pregnant and that they were recently blamed for a listeria outbreak, but Oreos, white bread and crackers! Listen, I’m no doctor. I’m not a nutritionist. I’m just an idiot, but even I know, that’s a horrible lunch, for anyone!

I didn’t say anything. I didn’t care that much, still don’t. But the lack of nutrition in her purchase gave me the chills. If that’s lunch, what the heck is dinner? McDonald’s and Taco Bell with a side of Wendy’s!

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Hanlie - January 28, 2009 7:12 AM

Mmm, maybe it was for the kids, but maybe it was her binge for the day. From my years of bingeing I know only too well that bingers have strategies for disguising their weakness (as if nobody can see their bulk). One is to order two take-out meals and two drinks, so that it looks as if it's for two people... I'm so glad those days are over for me!

Kim Belanger-Mills - January 28, 2009 8:45 AM

That's INSANE!! Although, when I was a kid that was the norm for my family and the others I knew but NOW you would think people would know better!

Kara - January 28, 2009 11:49 AM

That's horrible, but something I see all the time!

Speaking of Oreos... I was watching TV the other day and saw a commercial for Oreo Cakesters 100 cal packs. It was a delivery truck driving through a city, and all the women were screaming and running behind it to get the 100 cal packs.

I also saw a commercial for canned ravioli. A little boy was eating them and his dad read on the can that they have "A full serving of vegetables!"

Has anyone else seen these? I think that many people are gullible and actually think these are health foods.

Steve - January 28, 2009 3:56 PM

The "100 cal" must be the newest marketing gimmick. I have seen all sorts of 100 cal snack packs, even cans of Coke or Ginger Ale.

Watch, next month there will probably be 99 calorie products for sale!


pdw - January 28, 2009 4:03 PM

The scary thing is, she probably thought she was doing well by buying healthy groceries instead of burgers or pizza.

Bart - January 28, 2009 8:04 PM

Wait a minute. Are you saying Double Stuf Oreos aren't on Eat To Live? Uh oh!

David - January 29, 2009 5:09 PM

Gerry, you should be buying your avocados at the 206 Farmer's market -- they're only 99 cents each! Yes, they do take probably 4 days to ripen though.

Lasey - November 3, 2009 5:24 PM

White bread = ew. Cold cuts = ewwww dead animals!!! Crackers = prison food.

But, Oreos? Now, oreos are the food of the gods. And they are vegan.

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