Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Real almonds in almond milk - Really?

Now that I'm making my own rice milk, I'm finishing off my pantry supply of almond milk (another of my dairy alternative favorites). As I sat at the breakfast table Sunday morning, I happened to peruse the front of the almond milk container... "Made with real almonds." Really?

Ok. Seriously, how far has our food system fallen that you market a product by informing the public that it's actually made from real food? Is the public supposed to assume that unless the product says that it's made from food, it's fake?

Really?

All the better that I'll be making my own milk-alternative once my pantry supply runs out...

5 comments:

Beany said...

Haha! And there is also "real fruit" in fruit juice. Or fruit drink as Dave Chappelle would call it. Pretty soon humanity will be heading toward a diet that only resembles food but tastes just like it!

Timeus said...

Timeus wonders how one would milk an almond. He thinks the nipples would be really small and thus an arduous task.

Heather @ SGF said...

Beany - I was thinking of that too. You have to assume it has no fruit if it doesn't say so. Crazy! Dave reminded me of the movie "Wally." Maybe someday, we'll all just be drinking our nutritional soda 24-7. Or maybe we'll just pop some capsules and call it a day. Who needs to real food? Ugh!

Timeus - You think that's hard. Try milking a grain of rice. Yeah, I know. But hey, I'm a pro!

Lisa Sharp said...

haha! I always get a kick out of things like this.

Heather @ SGF said...

Lisa - My favorites are the odd warnings on electronics. You wonder about people sometimes...