I'm rarely shocked by food, which makes the following two things kind of a big deal.
First off, let me say that almost ALL processed foods take advantage of the FDA labeling laws and highlight certain nutritional aspects of their food. Almost any food can do this, as evidenced by this:
Here is something that is more or less junk food, touting the fact that it has a few redeeming qualities...7 vitamins and minerals. Big whoop. The only reason those vitamins and minerals are there is because the base of a Poptart is enriched flour, which has added nutrients lost in the processing of whole wheat. [For the record, I did not buy these Poptarts. They were a gift.]
I'm used to seeing stuff like this. Food companies are trying to make us feel good about crappy food. I get it.
Here is what I'm not used to seeing:
How sad is it that the De Jong Brothers have to do this??? Have we come to a point where people don't know that spinach is fat free and good for you? Egads, I hope not!
On another note, here's something that shocked me. Check out this vegetable that showed up in my organic produce delivery box this past Friday:
This is called romanesco. It's kind of a mix between broccoli and cauliflower. It was AWESOME! I want more of these! I want to grow these and eat them all the time! Has anyone had this before? Did you love it as much as me? Isn't it sort of weird looking?
I'm off to NYC tomorrow with my biggest...hoping to do a whole bunch of stuff that I've never done before!