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  • #31
    Not for nothing, but lol, a lot of people here are pretty damn afraid of fruit and would avoid the strawberries too. Poor fruit.

    My boss put out a bowl of dried fruit.... it has sat and sat. I'm sure it is rock like by now.

    Nothing gets eaten at our office, even baked goods. I used to bring stuff in and when my cookies or banana bread was still there at the end of the week, I felt hurt. (OMG, too much fat). I started sending stuff in with husband- it would be gone by 9. People would send me requests.

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    • #32
      And non-avocado guac is just sad.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by TheArcaneOne View Post
        Anyone else have a similar story where they tried to share a healthy snack and no one wanted it?
        A couple weeks ago I made a HUGE fruit salad (with a whole watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and more) because I thought it would be the perfect thing to share at work with how HOT it's been. I brought in bowls, forks, napkins...I don't know how I could have made it any easier for people to eat.

        I think two (out of 50) people had some. I was dumbfounded.

        A "normal" share snack that people would bring in is 3 or 4 dozen donuts or cookies, which are always demolished before noon.
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        • #34
          Fruit is eaten pretty quickly at my work, surprisingly since we're a bunch of coders. Strawberries have been my favorite food since I was a kid. Over cake or reeses or anything else. Years ago, I left a good size box in the fridge at work for my afternoon snack. when I looked for them, they were gone. I walked all over our floor for evidence. I really wanted to catch that strawberry bandit red handed. Never found out.

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          • #35
            Have you made it clear somehow that it's for sharing? If not they're probably trying to be polite and not touching it.
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            • #36
              I see strawberries as very expensive and precious. leaving them in the common food area, I will eat them, but only a couple because I want the 'owner' or 'donor' to have some.
              When I drop off part of a carton of strawberries in our common snack area, it's because I'm so stuffed with the strawberries I've already eaten, I can't breathe. You should think of it as a cry for help!

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              • #37
                First of all how are the strawberries left for people to have. What about all of us skittish, OCD, Niles Cranish phobia handling food people. Some of us maybe apprehensive about where are those strawberries from-who was handling them or worse yet who was coughing over them.
                Second we all love sugar crack i.e. cookies, cakes, brownies, chocolate, etc. Unless you are at a primal convention or something I would bet a plate full of cookies will always go faster than a bowl full of strawberries hands down. I love fruit but sugar crack is addictive -hell that is why most of us are on here is to get rid of of our sweet addiction as best we can as you know once an addict-always an addict still in a way. "Must choose healthy-fiberous, vitamin laden strawberry over delicious sweet, yummy chocolaty sugary delicious moist soft cookie -must resist must enjoy something healthy and approved by Mark, must resist must!!!!!!!
                Peace

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                • #38
                  There was the place where I volunteered, that had an old apple tree bearing lovely eaters in its garden. Lots of them were left on the kitchen counter, free to take home. I took... then I took some more... I think I was the only one. The tree was cut down in case they wanted the open space for something.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                    Prepare to be horrified.


                    Mmm nom nom. I think the lack of B12 and complete protein severely hampers some people's ability to think. I can't make this stuff up. I mean why eat rich, creamy guacamole when we can eat bland, chunky "edamole"? Keep reading. If you hide it between layers of tortilla and beans you won't even notice it isn't the real thing! They sold me. Off to Whole Foods I go to buy hairy, breast-enhancing soybeans.
                    Jesus, this one takes the cake (and some nasty ass marble fudge "ice milk" sitting next to the cake in the breakroom).

                    Seriously? Omitting a great healthy fruit for soy beans. Fuck me.
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                    • #40
                      LOL, u guys

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                        Prepare to be horrified.
                        I recently attended a conference in Denver. Most of the attendees were Mental Health-Care Providers (Psychiatrists). Every morning, huge piles of bagels were brought in along with fresh fruit plates. Amazingly, only a few people ate the bagels--everyone else ate fruit. The bagel-eaters could be spotted a mile away by their size.

                        One day we went to Village Inn for breakfast. I ordered scrambled eggs and bacon. The eggs were fluffy and delicious. After I'd eaten them, someone made the comment that the eggs were so good because they mix them with pancake batter. I asked the waitress and she proudly said their secret to good eggs is to mix them with a big splash of pancake batter! Wonderful!

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                        • #42
                          I used to work for a company that supplied healthy breakfast every day as a perk. Coffee and chocolate danishes and muffins and other pastries... healthy? There was no fruit, no eggs no bacon, only healthy food.
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by otzi View Post
                            I recently attended a conference in Denver. Most of the attendees were Mental Health-Care Providers (Psychiatrists). Every morning, huge piles of bagels were brought in along with fresh fruit plates. Amazingly, only a few people ate the bagels--everyone else ate fruit. The bagel-eaters could be spotted a mile away by their size.

                            One day we went to Village Inn for breakfast. I ordered scrambled eggs and bacon. The eggs were fluffy and delicious. After I'd eaten them, someone made the comment that the eggs were so good because they mix them with pancake batter. I asked the waitress and she proudly said their secret to good eggs is to mix them with a big splash of pancake batter! Wonderful!
                            Frustrating I agree, but I wouldn't stress over a touch of pancake batter. However, it is irresponsible due to celiac disease. They really should make a note.
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                            • #44
                              When we lived in Phoenix it was so neat to have grapefruit and orange trees loaded down.. I'd juice them and freeze in ice cube trays then use in tea, smoothies, chicken, etc. I've been on a lime kick now for months, love it (especially in sippin' tequila).

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                              • #45
                                There are some good stories in here.

                                I agree it's nothing to stress over about the pancake batter in scrambled eggs. I would have been shocked though. The thought never occurred to me that anyone would do that to eggs.

                                Guacamole without avocado is hardly guacamole. CW people should at least use something like a Slimcado, at least it's still an avocado. Not for me though. Give me a good ol' fashioned high fat avocado any day.

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