Wednesday, April 09, 2008


A couple of days ago at work I was reading the ingredients of the granola bar I was eating and saw that it contained strawberry-flavored cranberries and blueberry-flavored cranberries. (It also had regular old cranberry-flavoried cranberries.) This was a Kellogg's Nutri-Grain bar, something you would expect to have vaguely natural ingredients. Maybe Kellogg's thought it was it just too difficult to get actual strawberries and blueberries to put in their Berry & Almond Nutri-Grain bars. And who the hell spends time and money getting cranberries to taste like other kinds of berries? The label clearly shows a picture of two blueberries and a strawberry, not a pile of shriveled up cranberries that have been subjected to bizarre flavor-altering experiments. Incidentally, there are actually almonds in the bars, so I suppose I'm lucky that they didn't substitute almond-flavored cranberries.

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