Sad state of American eating

Grocery ShoppingI was at Safeway tonight buying a random assortment of groceries–garlic, onions, raisins, carrots, etc.–when I spotted this box of Corn Pops on the check stand belt ahead of me. It belonged to a family of three little Chinese girls and their dad, who was paying for the cereal with what looked like food stamps. Anyway that’s besides the point. The more sad part of this little story is what it says on the box of Pops.

“Big Yellow Taste…Sweet Puffed Crunch!”

I’m sorry… But when the hell did “yellow” become a flavor? And if yellow is indeed a flavor, why oh why did Kellogg’s claim it as the flavor of Pops? And why would anyone want to eat anything that is self-proclaimed yellow-tasting?

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