Wednesday, June 19, 2013
We went to Burger King yesterday and I got a value meal. Generally it's a bad thing, with the amount of calories and salt in a meal, but I figure one day won't bother my diet.
It wasn't he Whopper Jr. that bothered me, nor the onion rings, the two things together probably put my calories over or one meal, and possibly the day, but if it's only one meal in a week, it will be fine if I manage the rest of my meals for the week as good.
The thing that bothered me yesterday was the pop I attempted to drink. I used to get pop with all my eat out meal. It would be the only time I'd have any pop, I have been in the habit of not having sugary drinks in my home for years, it's a luxury. For some reason pop that contains corn syrup tastes bitter to me. It's not sweet, it's salty and tart. I had the orange pop that I used to think was the best orange flavored pop at BK, but it just wasn't. I could not get past the awful taste. All I could taste were the chemicals in there. The red dye was horrendous, the corn syrup was awful and it was really salty.
I'm not sure if it is just the corn syrup kinds, because I still love me some Jones green apple with cane sugar, so perhaps having so few good choices in flavored fizzy drinks is a good thing for me.
Yesterday's pop I just couldn't get past. After 2 sips, I poured it out and got water instead. I guess the food industry just doesn't have it right, promoting these food-like substances. I never was one to have pop frequently, but it just got worse tasting every time I drank one and now I know I can never have any corn syrup flavored drinks because I'll gag on it. I'm glad my body is working like nature intended when I can't possibly drink something filled with chemicals and processed flavors.
Today's Holidays: World Sickle Cell Day, National Baseball Day (Go Twins!), World Sauntering Day, Juneteenth (this day celebrates the end of slavery in America because of Lincoln), and National Dry Martini Day.