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January 24, 2004 4:46 PM   Subscribe

The food pyramid has been updated again, apparently. According to Frito-Lay, your major food groups now consist of fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, and Doritos. (via Calpundit)
posted by XQUZYPHYR (14 comments total)

 
I'm glad to see that Cracker Jack can once again be a major portion of my diet.
posted by fatbobsmith at 5:03 PM on January 24, 2004


It's like nachos. They form a FOUNDATION.
posted by machaus at 5:04 PM on January 24, 2004


Now, now. Any child can see that one is supposed to eat Doritos WOW! as a part of a balanced diet, not regular Doritos. In case you don't remember what "WOW!" is code for, here's a link.

Also, can anyone make out what brand of salsa I should be buying to get my vegetables?
posted by Johnny Assay at 5:34 PM on January 24, 2004


I love how all the protein appears to come from nuts and beans. It's like the anti-Atikins diet!

Can anyone make out what brand of salsa I should be buying to get my vegetables?

I believe it's Tostido's Extra Gullible.
posted by Inkslinger at 5:38 PM on January 24, 2004


Skinner: We can buy real periodic tables instead of these promotional ones from Oscar Meyer.
Krabappel: Who can tell me the atomic weight of bolognium?
Martin: Ooh ... delicious?
Krabappel: Correct. I would also accept snacktacular.
posted by jonp72 at 6:26 PM on January 24, 2004


Homer: Hey Apu, do you have those chips that give you the runs, I need to do a little spring cleaning.
Apu: Oh yes, they are locked in the case in the back. I'll get the key.
posted by benjh at 6:46 PM on January 24, 2004


sometimes you just cant help but stand back and laugh and watch civilization being flushed down the toilet.
posted by titboy at 7:46 PM on January 24, 2004


"Tostido's Extra Gullible" = laughing my ass off.
posted by FormlessOne at 9:08 PM on January 24, 2004


I'm intrigued by this bit of verbal gymnastics: "Snacks That Contain Zero Grams of Trans Fats", which I'm beginning to see everywhere. It doesn't have "no" trans fat, it has "zero grams". How are the figures on a nutritional chart rounded? Is 0.9 grams considered zero? I've often wondered about cooking sprays (like Pam, for instance) which claim to have 0 grams of fat per serving. (A serving size is usually something like a half-second spray. I don't know about you, but I use a good six or seven "servings" to grease my omelette pan.) I mean, it's oil--there must be some fat in there, mustn't there?
posted by jpoulos at 10:18 PM on January 24, 2004


i don't like considering amounts greater than zero as being zero. zero means none, not almost none. i know my opinion doesn't matter, but to me "zero grams" is more precise than saying "none"
posted by rhyax at 10:55 PM on January 24, 2004


This is so wrong.

Everybody knows that the fifth food group is actually chocolate! : )
posted by SisterHavana at 9:29 PM on January 25, 2004


Don't you mean chocotastic?

Ok, way too many Simpsons references in this thread already, I admit.
posted by dgaicun at 10:40 PM on January 25, 2004


its a good thing that companies have listened to consumers and started to make a real effort to cut down on the use of trans fats. even if there PR is still full of snake oil.

trans fats are just wrong.
posted by ollybee at 4:57 AM on January 26, 2004


regarding what counts as zero grams of trans fats, here is what it says on the website

In some of our seasonings, there are trace amounts of partially hydrogenated oils, but in all cases, the amount of trans fat is so small that it is considered dietarily insignificant by the FDA, or equal to 0 grams of trans fat for the FDA labeling regulations.
posted by ollybee at 5:26 AM on January 26, 2004


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