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The Yuck Factor

October 20th, 2010 at 07:18 pm

I was just reading a blog about Halloween candy, what kids like, what kids don't, that famous ???? item every once in a while. For us the yuck item was the Smarties candies. Those little pastel colored tabs in a long cellophane tube. None of my kids liked the mouthful of powder taste, they used to kick around in the cupboard until I got tired of moving them, and tossed them out. I always felt guilty for throwing them away, so I did eat a few first. Which got me thinking about certain items that I have eaten over the years, even tho I really didn't care for it, just so it wouldn't go to waste. Remember the cabbage soup diet? I knew a gentleman who did actually lose quite a bit of weight on this diet, you make up this huge kettle of soup and eat nothing else for like a week at a time. Easy idea, but the soup really sucked! Excuse my french. I made the soup, it was bitter and nasty, and I ate every bite. I didn't lose a pound unfortunately, because I did all kinds of stuff to it to get it down. Put it over noodles, rice, bread, lots of crackers, all helped, but negated the low cal factor. I pureed some and used it for a base for beef soup, marginally better. I poured it over a roast in the crock pot, that was probably the best idea. I still cant look a bowl of cabbage soup in the face, even the good stuff, every time I think of that soup. Yuck. I was quite proud of myself at the time, for figuring out a way not to waste all that stuff, but I was much younger then. I think if it was today I might just feed it to the compost pile. Compost is valuable too!

6 Responses to “The Yuck Factor”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'd hate to smell someone who was on a pure cabbage diet.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Ha-ha, I love cabbage soup.

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    Smarties have always been my favorite! I think I lived on those in college.

  4. Homebody Says:

    LOL really. You are too funny. I threw away two smartees instead of eating them. Granddaughter got them in a goody bag from a birthday party. I do like them. Heck she is 2, we don't even really let her have candy yet. Yes she is going trick or treating. Yes her grandpa and mom will probably eat the good stuff!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I love Smarties!

    I also love green cabbage.

    However, I've never attempted to eat nothing But cabbage. Uck!

  6. Jerry Says:

    I really like Smarties, too... send the extras my way! Smile The cabbage soup, however, would lead me to some gastrointestinal issues, I think. If it offers some real insurance of weight loss, then okay, but it the loss sustainable? Sooner or later you are going to start eating real food again, right? Yech.

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