Rodale News, where health meets life, reported the 15 most pointless foods in the supermarket.
I am the grocery shopper at our household. Husband does not follow the list when grocery shopping and does not want to use coupons as devotedly as I do, which means I do all the grocery shopping unless I send him to the store for Taco Seasoning or something I forgot.
It’s a good system. I CONTROL ALL THE FOOD.
Since I make weekly grocery trips, I have seen some of the interesting food items lining the store shelves.
The pointless foods on the list were both obvious and shocking.
Mio Water Enhancer
Making your water flavorful and colorful (and, now, energy-full) ruins the pure goodness of water. Instead of adding artificial sweeteners and dyes, put a load of frozen berries or slices of citrus fruits in your water if you want to spice it up.
I will not speak to this. Do not eat this. Get your whole wheat bread, peanut butter and sweet sugary jam. Make a sandwich. Cut the crusts off.
Bagel-fuls take bagel-like bread and stuff it with artificial fruit and Philadelphia cream cheese, which is the only ingredients I would eat on purpose.
Splenda Essentials with Antioxidants
I think the article is saying, “Eat the bloody antioxidants in the food they actually come in.” You will have berries or you will have nothing.
Yoplait Low-Fat Yogurt
Poor, poor Husband. I prefer non-fat organic Greek yogurt, but Husband is a Yoplait yogurt eating fiend.
How is this even on the list? Isn’t it a no-brainer?
Special K Cereal Bars
Insert any cereal bar here. Gross me out. Cereal bars don’t even taste good.
VitaMuffins Muffin Tops
I was unaware that this food item existed. It is just the top of a muffin. I like all of a muffin. Getting ripped off, if you ask me.
WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies
Well, I have to say, I almost bought these on a craving-cookies day, and I had a coupon. I couldn’t find them in the store that day, but when I did find them, I found them in the natural food section. WhoNu? cookies have refined flour…
Chocolate Milk with Omega-3’s
It’s enriched sugary milk. Just eat some fish.
Fruitless Fruit Juice
Fruit juice is full of sugar, artificial sugar and fake colors and flavors. You could just eat fruit. An apple a day…
What even is this stuff? Vitamin D…
Single Serve Coffee Pods
The idea of a single serve coffee pod is pointless. I need multiple servings of coffee. Wasteful.
As a source of over nutrition, the shake is as bad as it is good. I will force feed my children fish and asparagus and Brussels sprouts… and buy them milkshakes, which are totes better that nutrition shakes.
A list of food items that might not even be considered real food. Discontinue the eating of these foods and replace them with real food. (Yoplait yogurt will likely be a staple in my household for the rest of my Husband’s life so I can’t really say much…)
Do you have pointless foods to add to the list?