Wednesday, April 7, 2010

View From The Ditch Bank

SWEETS---No, I'm not talking about MLWFAE, although I could. I'm talking about candy. Or more specifically, candy making companies. What's up with them. Maybe I should back up a bit. When I was still working, I put in a 12 hour shift running mining equipment. There was usually some idle time, and my favorite snack was a Snickers candy bar, and a coke. Maybe a 20 oz. bottle of coke filled with salted peanuts AND a snickers bar. Some times I would eat a Butterfinger, or a Three Musketeers, or even something healthful like a Peanut Butter Cup. Then, some time before I retired, MLWFAE and I decided to eat more healthy. So, instead of the Snickers, or some other bar, I ate Celery, Bell Peppers, carrot sticks, and other veggies. But still the coke. I needed to stay awake for the times when I needed to be busy. But, sometimes, I still wanted a Snickers bar, so one day I bought one. And ate it. And it was all I could do to choke it down. Man, it was sweet. So I tried one of the other bars I used to eat. They were sweet also. To sweet to eat. So, now I don't eat them any more. Wonder why the candy makers decided to put so much sweetness in them. Did I miss that memo????? And cokes. I still like them. But when I retired, I quit drinking them. I went to bed at night and didn't have to get up at 4 in the a.m., and could take a mid day nap, if I wanted to,and why mess up a good nap with caffeine. When I travel, the norm was to buy a large coke, minimum 32 Oz. but more like a 44 oz. And drink it within a few miles. A while back, coming home from the northern part of the State I live in, ( an actual U.S. State, not the confusion one ) I bought a 32 oz coke to help stay awake. it didn't help. Why, you ask. Oh! you didn't ask. Well, I gonna tell you any way. Cause I didn't drink but about half of it. They are gettin like the candy. Coke is putting to much sugar or something in them. well, I still like peanuts. I think. Hope Planters still salts them, and didn't start puttin sugar in the bag like them candy companies. Guess I'll just stick to the veggies and peanut butter, with out the cup. And That's The View From The Ditch Bank.


  1. I laughed out loud at this, probably because of the "state of confusion" that I dwell in. It's awesome when we rid our systems of sugar and can't take much. Good for you.

  2. You know that sugar is an addictive substance don't you? And that it does not exist in nature in the state it is used in our food? (did you know they add it to canned veggies????)

    After I changed the way I eat, I figured out that the companies added more sugar than I remembered? and that is a good thing because it makes it easier to not want it anymore.


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