A Rant from the Heart about Low Sugar Oatmeal
You’ve got to be a scientist to figure out what you’re eating half the time. The other day I pick up a box of Low Sugar Quaker Instant Oatmeal. Woohoo! less sugar. The moment the first glob of cinnamon and spice touched my tongue, a vision of white cancerous lab rats skidded across my mind. I can taste artificial sweetener a mile off and this stuff was oozing with it. I thought I had learned all the warning phrases (Low Calorie, Non-Fat, Sugar Free, Light) Why can’t Low Sugar just mean less sugar? A closer examination of the package revealed the inclusion of sucralose, which looks like sucrose, but is actually Splenda. Googling unearthed the appropriate propaganda that says this stuff is completely harmless, but they forgot to mention that it taste like something one might use to clean bathroom tiles. In conclusion, convenience foods are bear traps littered at our ankles; step lightly my friends…step lightly.