I'm not sharing this because I think it's a good idea. I am sharing this because I think it's nasty. I cook because I don't want to eat grody things. I make things from scratch more than I make from mixes because I can control what goes into what we eat that way. It's one of the things I'm liking less and less about Dream Dinners, because some of the ingredients they choose are sometimes less than desirable. Some people say that makes me a food snob. I say it just means I'm aware of what food does to us and for us, so why eat things that can be harmful if there are no benefits?
Using Coffee Mate in frosting
My first thought when reading this was, "Ew? Who does this?" and then I realized, probably a lot more people than I'd think. I know I'm in the minority here. I used to be the person who would use Accent as an ingredient and would buy frozen dinners or packaged meals. What's a little MSG or extra and entirely unnecessary sodium? How about a little high fructose corn syrup and some partially hydrogenated oils to go along with all the chemicals we can't pronounce? Thanks, but no thanks.
I could go on forever. Believe me.
Don't get me wrong. I love all sorts of ingredients that are bad for me, like butter and sugar and salt. I use them frequently, and often together. I will even buy things that have nasty ingredients in them like high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils. Usually, this is because it's a crucial ingredient to my recipe that can't be altered. However, people are using artificial cream instead of milk? What?
Of course, I know there are flavored creamers that do not have high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils. I don't remember what ingredients are in those creamers because we don't buy them. Who knows, they could be perfectly normal ingredients. I probably overreacted, but whatever. It bothers me that a large percentage of the people who read this article will think, "Hey, what an awesome idea! I'm going to do that!" and they'll start taking their cupcakes to work and passing them around and people will be dropping dead like a bunch of flies left and right. Now all I'm going to think when I see cupcakes brought in is, "Ew, did you use that nasty Coffee Mate in your frosting?" and worry about catching the cancers or dropping off from a heart attack.
Ok, not really. I'll probably forget about it after posting this, to be honest. Sometimes my initial reactions are a little strong.
But only a little... ;)
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