The Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen has Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies in it. I found this out from a TV commercial. There aren’t any Dairy Queens near where I live. Considering what it costs to drive around the NY Metropolitan area these days, I may have to forego that treat. Why couldn’t the Thin Mint Blizzard have been the June Blizzard of the Month? I was in Colorado Springs CO early in June where the nearest Dairy Queen is down the street in the local mall.

Thank God for the Internet! I have to go to Rhode Island next week and it turns out there are several Dairy Queens near I-95 in Connecticut. Thin Mints and ice cream:  there must be something better, but I can’t think of it right now.

Speaking of desert, have you noticed that things we know are no good for us have nutrition labels on them? Oreo cookies have a nutrition label right there on the package. And the Oreos’ nutrition label says three of them constitute a serving. Ridiculous! The number of Oreos in a serving depends on how much milk you have in the house.

Again in a nutritional vein, the NY Daily News reported last week that some foods for sale in NY restaurants don’t meet NY City’s new requirement to reduce or eliminate trans-fats.  Trans-fats are bad for you. One of the foods that doesn’t meet the new standard is Junior’s cheesecake. I don’t care for cheesecake, but I defy you to produce even one adult who believes cheesecake is a healthy alternative to anything.

We don’t need nutrition labels on food. There’s a simple and nearly foolproof test to determine whether a particular food is good for you. Does it taste good? Yes? Then, it isn’t good for you. The only exception I can think of off the top of my head is fresh, ripe peaches

Author: Tom

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