Since he qualifies for free meals there, the boy’s been enjoying having a second breakfast at school. It doesn’t matter if he finishes scrambled eggs inside a tortilla with potatoes and sausage on the side. Thirty minutes later he’s in the cafeteria eating again. Now I know why. They are giving the kids chemical candy in fun little plastic boxes!
Look what he brought home from school recently:
Mmm, Reduced Sugar Trix.
When I was a kid, my dad used to call this kind of stuff “foolin-n-trickin.” Sure, this cereal has fewer grams of sugar than the regular version, but it’s still crap! It still contains refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artifical color, preservatives and now an artificial sweetner. Yuck! Yes, I tasted it, and it was just what you would expect. Those little fluorescent pellets with chemically fruit taste. One of the ingredients is trisodium phosphate. TSP? Isn’t that the chemical you use for a hardcore cleaning of walls before painting?
I know that a bowl of Trix isn’t life threatening, but what about the kids who don’t get fed at home? Corn meal in a chemical bath isn’t going to keep a kid going through the day. I just thought there were standards at school.
To be continued…