Last edited by RobinNM; 07-13-2012 at 11:38 PM. Reason: clarity
Fake meat, first 4 ingredients water, vegetable oil, soybeans, wheat flour. Fried in corn oil. Every night.
The Mystery Revealed
And for whoever asked if this is a once a year faire phenomena - nope. Traveling carnivals do it, certain restaurants will do it, Catering shoppes will do it on request. And many enterprising souls do it at home. I'll agree that it's not yet staple American fare (with possible exceptions in certain counties of Georgia, North and South Cackalacka, Alabama, and Mississipi where such items probably appear on the local school menus) but the day is coming.
Back in the 1980s, that cinnamon-flavored sugarless gum with the gooey saccharine-based center. Twenty-some-odd years later, I still passionately crave that gum, and that so cannot be good.
White flour based mall pretzels with pretend cheddar cheese sauce.
And then I visited a cheese factory and learned how that pretend cheese comes about... ugghhh!!!!
And I don't know about the worst non-primal...there is so much variety out there (and my mom used to cook pretty decent meat and potato type meals), but for awhile there was this stuff called Koogle that you spread on your bread..."with the ko-ko-koogely eyes." I think we had it in the house once.
After visiting the dentist my mom used to give us 10 cents (ironic, I know) to spend on whatever we wanted at Blackwells. Blackwells had this awesome penny candy section and you would take a little paper bag and fill it up with all this candy that was 5 for a penny or something like that. Those big licorice pipes were two cents though so I used to feel like I was being ripped off if I just bought one candy for two cents. And there were also these candies that were shaped like strawberries and were sort of mallowy, and mallow bananas, and blackballs that would change colours as you sucked them so you were always taking them out of your mouth to see the colours. Since that time I have had one of those strawberry candies - gross!!! and amazingly bitter, I can only imagine that it is from all the chemicals.
Kids in my school filled with Dutch immigrants used to come to school with speculaas cookies on their white bread, but my mom would have none of that, no matter how much we begged her.
Female, age 51, 5' 9"
SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.
Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
2013 goals are to get fit and strong!
Probably anything I ate before the age of 40 anytime I was trying to get "healthy." When I finally figured out that "govt guidelines" had nothing to do with health and everything to do with subsidizing agribusiness, I found what I like, and amazingly enough, felt good, looked good, etc.
Worst offenders: tofu, beans, rice. Same things we feed livestock to fatten it up. Well, maybe not the tofu. The reason I call them the worst offenders is that they're fobbed off as healthy foods. Cakes, pizza, candy, etc. are not primal, but no one is pushing them as healthy daily recommendations.
I ate a lot of really cheap non-Primal food when I was young and poor, but my husband's non-Primal food tops anything I ate:
A lard sandwich made with white bread and vinegar.
That's right. Just lard.
I know that some people think that lard is paleo, but to me it is just nasty. I use it to make soap.