Monday, February 06, 2012
In a fair world, the following would not be true:
Slice of whole wheat bread (sans HFC): 110 calories per slice
Small frozen bagel (with HFC): 140 calories
You see the problem is, in my mind ONE slice of bread does not a sandwich make. But one bagel DOES make a legitimate sandwich.
So if I want a satisfying sandwich, my base calorie cost with the "good" bread is 220 calories. It's like I'm being PUNISHED for having the better choice.
Damn you, high fructose corn syrup. Damn you for making food stuffs cheaper (if you compare per package price between the bread and the bagels, the bagels are about $1 less in cost--though I'm sure the bread offers more servings even if you eat it 2 slices at a time). Damn you for making food stuffs more shelf stable (meaning they could survive the apocalypse--or whatever conspiracy you believe in). Damn you for making me enjoy you (in the form of pop and candy). Damn you for being in every damn thing so I have to read every freaking label and then hear my wife whine that I take too long shopping. Damn you for being you.
So, dead are my dreams of having lowish calorie bagels. I'll just have to classify them as "occassional" foods do to most versions having the damn HFCs.
(for the record, I have tried out those bagel/sandwich thins but I don't like them. They just don't fill me as well as a regular old sandwich with real bread and to be quite frank, I resent "diet" bread like thins and all that. I resent "diet" bread almost as much as I resent chicory--that's the crap they add to those fiber bars and cereals so you get filled up but end up farting all day long).