Friday, May 11, 2012

Just Plain Nuts

Beloved and I recently took a trip, in the preparation for which, I was assigned the task of going to the grocery store and procuring a couple snacks for us to have during the flight...seeing as how Wright Airlines planned on having "snacks available for purchase." (Yeah...like I'm going to shell out three dollars for a 1.5 ounce bag of trail mix.)


I picked up my bag of sourdough nibblers and headed to the nut aisle...because that's where I feel the most at home (har-dee-...and may I say...har). Picking up a bag of "Whole Natural Almonds," it didn't surprise me...but it DID tickle me...to read the ingredients: "Almonds."


Further amusement was had as I continued reading: "Allergy Warning: Contains almonds."


Whew! I sure am glad they warned me that this bag of Whole Natural Almonds contains almonds, because I'm allergic to almonds and I wouldn't want...oh brother.


But what DID surprise me, befuddle me, and come to the cusp of confusing me was the following disclaimer:
May contain traces of milk, eggs, brazil nuts, cashews, coconut, filberts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, wheat and soy


All in a bag of Whole Natural Almonds, the bag for which had to be twice as big as what would have been necessary to contain the almonds themselves...so there would be room to print all the warnings and legal ramblings.


Maybe I should have just bought TWO bags of sourdough nibblers.



3 comments:

Shonda Hall said...
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BuckEye83 said...

...and what in the world is a filbert?

Dewey said...

A filbert is like a Dilbert...only...not