Oh, Preserv-ed Girl Scout Cookies



Tonight I am home alone.  My dinner, a light and unsatisfying meal, has been consumed. The Yankee game is on but it is not enough to tide me over for the night. I need something. And something I found…nestled deep in my kitchen cabinet: Year-old Caramel Delight Girl Scout cookies.







A year old! And still these cookies tasted like they were baked yesterday. Never has freshness been such a massive turn-off.  I allowed myself to indulge in 2 cookies before turning over the box to be horrified. NO, I did not read the fat or calorie content. I went right to the list of ingredients, or rather preservatives. And this is exactly how the list read.



Ingredients: Sugar, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) corn syrup, vegetable shortening (palm, partially hydrogenated palm kernel, and/or coconut oils) coconut, sweetened condensed milk (milk, sugar) high fructose corn syrup, contains less than 2% of: sorbital, dextrose, cocoa (processed with alkali) whey, glycerine, salt, leavening (sodium bicarbonate ammonium bicarbonate monocalcium phosphate) soy lechithin, natural and artificial flavors, artificial color (red #40 lake, yellow #5 lake, blue #1 lake, blue#2 lake).


Gross and gross! This list is the very example of ingredients we need to avoid.  Spell check cannot even process these words, let alone our bodies!


So I am glad to have been the guinea pig for tonight’s post! Tomorrow I will be hitting the grocery store and stocking up on some healthy snacks (dried fruit, nuts, yogurt, granola bars). The box of once beloved Caramel Delights is now in the trash and my kitchen is already a much safer place.


What evil foods do you have hiding in your kitchen cabinets?

2 comments:

Alison said...

ACK I was just hit up for Girl Scout Cookies from the daughter of a friend and bought two boxes - to be dropped of next week! Maybe we can make Christmas ornaments with them knowing they stay fresh for so long! ;)

hot mama health said...

Haha! Yes, and if you don't feel like eating a candy cane, just reach for a cookie!

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