Friday, 3 April 2009

Reading Lables

I like to read the labels on things, I usually do this when I am waiting for something. The pasta package while I am waiting for it to cook. The shampoo bottle while I am letting the conditioner sit for a minute or two. While I stood waiting for my crumpets to toast the other evening I was reading the label on my jar of Nutella. In big bold letters on the front it reads A full glass of skimmed milk in every jar, followed by an astric. Now having already read the list of ingredient I found this slightly funny. A product whose first ingredient is sugar is touting the fact that a full glass of SKIMMED milk goes into every jar. Following that little astric to the fine print I learn that an actual glass of skimmed milk does not go into every bottle but the equivalent of 220ml glass of skimmed milk in powder form goes into every jar. I seriously feel like my intelligence has been insulted lets call a spade a spade Nutella is just a seriously good excuse to put chocolate on your crumpets. It is not going to make my bones grow strong or sustain me until my next meal, it is kind of like those adds with sports stars saying Snickers were a source of nutrition for them that were so popular in the 90s. Snickers are a candy bar, I guess if you work as hard as a sports star you work off the calories but the average Jo who might go to the gym 2-3 times a week should not be chomping away thinking he/she will be the next all star NFL quarterback.

That said the crumpets with Nutella were excellent.

(Note: While I am not the woman in the picture I sort of wish I was)

1 comment:

Michael5000 said...

I read a comparative study of athletic energy bars one time that covered the major brands, PowerBar etc., and through Snickers into the mix too. Snickers was roughly equal in terms of nutritional value -- which is to say, a pretty good thing to put into your body if you are about to engage in some serious sustained athletic activity -- and about 1/3 the price. Thus, Snickers became the official energy food of michael5000's long distance cycling escapades.

Nutella, on the other hand, is spreadable chocolate. Yummy yummy.