With Mister Man now in kindergarten – and more socially aware – he’s started to notice that what we feed him is far more restrictive than what other children are allowed to eat. He understands that we don’t eat HFCS, trans fats, and other such fake foods, but it’s still very hard for him to deal with not getting those treats sometimes.
In our latest trip to Costco, I discovered (or rather – THEY discovered, my little label readers) a product that is a “treat” similar to what many other kids have on a regular basis that I can – not quite feel good about – but be ok with giving them.
And so I bought the Simply Fruit from Fruit Roll-Ups. They’re essentially just fruit juice and fruit puree, dried. And the wee ones were thrilled. They wanted to try them immediately, but we held off until after dinner. Then they wanted to share them with Grandma. Since we were going to see her the next day on our way to a birthday party, I packed some in my purse to show her.
On the drive to the birthday party (the very looooooong drive – we were in the car for longer than we were at the party, boo), the wee ones excitedly told Grandma all about them. They decided what flavor they were going to try, and they asked me to pass back their packages.
As I was helping Little Miss open her package, I noticed some writing on the wrapper, “PEEL FROM CELLOPHANE BACKING BEFORE EATING.” (Yes, it was in all caps.) I giggled a little, and I showed my mom.
We then had a nice long conversation about how companies have to put the most ridiculous warnings on products nowadays because of the silly (and sue happy) people out there. I won’t recap it, as I’m sure you’ve all had this conversation yourselves at one point or another.
Fast forward to our trip home.
The wee ones insisted that my mom try one of the Simply Fruits, and she decided on the Wildberry flavor. Since she was able to open hers by herself, I passed it back to her and thought no more.
A mere moment later, I heard an indignant, “Hey! Mine has a paper on it. How am I supposed to eat this?!
And yes, sadly, she was serious. She thought the cellophane referred to the outer wrapper. Fortunately, the wee ones were able to show her how it worked.
PS Don’t forget about the Hot Locks giveaway!