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The most polarizing food: where do you stand?

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  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,977Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,977Member, Premium Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    marylevin1 wrote: »
    Those are not even food

    What are they then????

    They are not particularly to my taste but of course they are food.

    Frisbee alternatives.

    Just because they aren't an Oreo... ;)

    lol
    I don't care for icing/frosting on cookies. I'll enjoy the occasional sugar cookie but I prefer them warm and without icing.
    If I have the option of a peanut butter cookie or chocolate chip, the sugar cookie will not cross my lips.
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,977Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,977Member, Premium Member
    I'll get burnt for this I'm sure but I really don't see the point in making crap like this for human consumption. Don't we have enough 'proper' food - and crap - already? Just seems a waste of raw materials, packaging, shipping, labelling, buying and eventually excreting. (Similar to those cheap 99p plastic toys that break as you unwrap them - they're not fit for intended purpose so why make then in the first place - oh right, money - of course!!)

    Sorry - rant over.

    They make these cookies because what else would Karen bring to the office snack party?
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,475Member Member Posts: 12,475Member Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    marylevin1 wrote: »
    Those are not even food

    What are they then????

    They are not particularly to my taste but of course they are food.

    Frisbee alternatives.

    Just because they aren't an Oreo... ;)

    lol
    I don't care for icing/frosting on cookies. I'll enjoy the occasional sugar cookie but I prefer them warm and without icing.
    If I have the option of a peanut butter cookie or chocolate chip, the sugar cookie will not cross my lips.

    That denatured dollar-store toothpaste they put between the Oreo's brown fiberboard discs . . . I agree that it's not frosting. ;)
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,977Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,977Member, Premium Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    marylevin1 wrote: »
    Those are not even food

    What are they then????

    They are not particularly to my taste but of course they are food.

    Frisbee alternatives.

    Just because they aren't an Oreo... ;)

    lol
    I don't care for icing/frosting on cookies. I'll enjoy the occasional sugar cookie but I prefer them warm and without icing.
    If I have the option of a peanut butter cookie or chocolate chip, the sugar cookie will not cross my lips.

    That denatured dollar-store toothpaste they put between the Oreo's brown fiberboard discs . . . I agree that it's not frosting. ;)

    I WISH they made toothpaste that tastes like the cream filling of an Oreo. :p
    edited June 26
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,167Member Member Posts: 5,167Member Member
    I'll get burnt for this I'm sure but I really don't see the point in making crap like this for human consumption. Don't we have enough 'proper' food - and crap - already? Just seems a waste of raw materials, packaging, shipping, labelling, buying and eventually excreting. (Similar to those cheap 99p plastic toys that break as you unwrap them - they're not fit for intended purpose so why make then in the first place - oh right, money - of course!!)

    Sorry - rant over.

    I guess the point is that some people like them?

    I mean, they wouldn't keep making them if people didn't buy them and presumably people buy them because they like them - or at least prefer them to other products of similar availability/ cost.

    They are not particularly to my taste but just seems food snobbery to rant about a food just because you personally don't like it.
  • DanSanthomesDanSanthomes Posts: 133Member Member Posts: 133Member Member
    I understand the WOO 'system' so can the phantom woo-er please explain what part of what i'm saying is 'pseudoscience/snake oil/fad diet' etc. so I can alter my viewpoint if necessary.
  • TheRoadDogTheRoadDog Posts: 11,863Member Member Posts: 11,863Member Member
    Favorite Cookie (most won't get this)

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  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Posts: 1,276Member Member Posts: 1,276Member Member
    @theroaddog Nope, you're right - I don't get it, and I usually pick up on things from a generation or two behind me (I was never up on the pop culture of my own time, anyway). So what's the reference?
  • DanSanthomesDanSanthomes Posts: 133Member Member Posts: 133Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »

    But it seems absurd to me to call a homemade cookie "not food." It's made with the same basic ingredients that you can use to make a bunch of other food items (flour = bread, pasta, etc.). Pretending like dessert items aren't food at all is just an unjustified rhetorical move.

    Now I get you are arguing that there's some distinction between a homemade cookie and cookies sold in grocery stores (or these cookies specifically, dunno), but I don't think that's a supportable claim if we are talking about nutrition (i.e., what is food). And I'm not sure on what basis you can say that these are not "edible" without even trying them and simultaneously complain that too many people are inclined to overeat them (which suggests the issue is that some find them plenty edible).

    Is it that they are colorful? That's hardly unique to store-bought baked goods. I am usually more of a pie person, but a few years ago I made some lemon-lavendar cupcakes (something like this, except mine had some lavendar in the cupcakes themselves: https://thecakeblog.com/2017/02/lemon-lavender-cupcakes.html). They were pretty and colorful like those show (less frosting because I don't like the frosting to cake ratio to be so high). That did not change the fact that they were food. Not food I'd recommend having as too high a proportion of one's diet, because they are high cal and lower in nutrients, but food all the same.

    Sorry Lemurcat,

    Was talking about those shocking manufactured cookies from previous page that set everybody off. Opinion seemed to be that they were gross so I asked the question, in essence, "Why do we make crap like this?". *If you make your own cookies, and therefore know what's in them, all power to you.

    Nothing to do with colour either - I'm not cakeist. (Nothing better than a plate full of foods in different colours).

    To explain my stance a little. I'm from the UK and over here we have an unhealthy Office Cake Culture whereby it seems every day there's a different excuse to bring in even more brightly coloured 'baubles' to tempt our tastebuds. Nowhere more does this seem to be a thing than our glorious NHS (National Health Service) where I worked some years ago. As a noob there I watched as each day a new 'treat' was brought in for us all to try - each one seemingly more outlandish and less food-looking than the last. The sad thing was, I was surrounded by overweight people on constant diets who eventually caved and had a bite then felt pressured to bring something else in the next day. Never in my 30+ years working in offices had I seen such an array of garbage 'food' - and the effects of it. So please pardon me if this item was a particularly 'polarizing' food. :-)

  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,023Member Member Posts: 4,023Member Member
    TheRoadDog wrote: »
    Favorite Cookie (most won't get this)

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    I didn't at first. I wanted to. I felt I should. Had to move on to get it.

    Yay me! :)
    edited June 27
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,475Member Member Posts: 12,475Member Member
    TheRoadDog wrote: »
    Favorite Cookie (most won't get this)

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    FWIW, I got it immediately. But I'm old, too. ;)

    For you confused young whippersnappers:

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