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Proof is in the Pudding

I think pudding is fantastic. Chocolate’s my favorite. But you’ve got to know something, I didn’t grow up eating pudding from a box or a plastic container.

In my day it was slow cooked on the stove. It didn’t taste anything like the “built to last for years” stuff you find today.

And there were only 4 or 5 ingredients; milk, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and maybe cocoa powder. It tasted incredible!

Somewhere in the 80’s I noticed the recipes were changing. My favorite “cereal” just didn’t taste right. Even the chips were morphing. What the heck was going on?!

It was the beginning of the food technology revolution and the end of a time when we could almost read the ingredient label on the box.

Didn’t take them long to figure out how to make food taste “better” and get us coming back for more. And more and more...

Ever wonder how television affects your food choices? Try watching your favorite tv show without snacks. How long before you’re scavenging for something in the kitchen?

TV commercials are deceptively hypnotic and very effective.

I can sing the jingle for at least half a dozen food commericials. (From the 60’s!) My bologna has a first name, it’s O-S-C…

I wonder if they still use that one? I wouldn’t know, I haven’t watched tv commercials in a very long time.

Hey, here’s an idea for ya, mute the commercials when they come on. I’ll guarantee you won’t be running to the fridge nearly as often.

And try some “real pudding.” It’s easy and a whole lot cheaper. The proof is in the pudding.

Food: The good, the bad, and a whole lot different than it was…

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