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Monday
Oct202008

It's Just Not Your Time of the Month, Is It, Dear?

I'm attempting to ramp down the sugar in my life, which means consuming only a quarter-can of icing at one sitting than the usual half.  It's a constant struggle, what with the doughnut-pushing Lutherans and all, which means that the new Special K commercial really REALLY PISSES ME OFF.

What happens is, this mom is making a chocolate cake with her son, and she's about to consume a great heaping fingerful of the batter-- and she pauses.  Because you know what would be way better than chocolate cake batter?  Partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, soy lecithin, and cocoa processed with alkali.  So she sits blissfully down with a big ol' bowl of that instead.

Most.  Unrealistic.  Cereal.  Ever.

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Reader Comments (8)

I don't trust people who are wired to go for the yogurt over the cookies. People who say, "I just prefer healthier things. I don't really crave sweets." They are not my people. They might as well be a different species.

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEm the Reader

HATE this commercial! I'd be wearing that bowl of frosting like a hockey goalie's face mask! Yeah, Special K will REALLY curb the craving!

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara N

MB: I can tell you from experience the Special K chocolate cereal is terrible. The choloate is bitter and grainy and just an affront to all things sweet and chocolate and yummy.

Lest people think I'm going to bash Kellogg's, the other varieties are very good. Especially the one with the strawberries.

Go for a spoonful of frosting instead.

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy P.

Most. Realistic. Post. Ever.

No woman in her right mind would choose a bowl of cereal over chocolate cake batter. I'm right there with you, MB. My husband thinks I'm crazy when I eat straight from the tub of icing. What can I say? I got it honestly from a fellow sweet-tooth - my mother. :)

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLPS

Well, for a person who's been on a diet since I was 12 (thyroids), I've learned to prefer the 'healthy products' over the sweets and the cake batter. In fact, you end up favoring things that are not too sweet.

I don't have a choice either; my uncle died of diabetes, and my father also has it but is in denial :-(

Now, when it comes to cereal—and let me tell you, I LOVE cereal, I need to have cereal in my breakfast every day— I prefer Nestle's Fitness & Fruit everyday over Special K. At least I know those gummy hard-to-chew things are dried fruit, and not some industrial polymer... not yet anyway ;-)

Special K's with honey & almond ain't that bad either.

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

I'm glad so someone else dislikes that commerial! Its like- just eat the #$%#$%$ spoon of cake batter! Its not any worse for you than an entire bowl of fake chocolate-y cereal.

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKT

Funny you mention the icing. I was going to stop and buy a vat of ice cream last night, to go with my preztels, until I remembered I had left over icing in the fridge. It was absolutely perfect with those pretzels.

I'm with Em.

I am impressed that you are trying to cut back your sugar. I know I should be I just can't. It is like Travolta said in the movie Michael, "You can never have too much sugar."

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKell Belle

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