Real Sugar or Fake Sugar?

The things you hear in the grocery store these days…often scare me.

I got back from the local Krogers a few hours ago. While I was there, I was just struck by one guy’s question to his significant other. He was standing near the sodas/pop and said “honey, do you want real sugar or fake sugar”. I had to look over to see what he was talking about. I can only guess that he was referring to the throw back Pepsi with REAL sugar vs. the regular Pepsi with high fructose corn syrup or maybe the Diet Pepsi or Pepsi one with aspartame or splenda.

Her response… “Fake sugar”~ so he picked up the Pepsi One.

Just blows my mind. In a day where we have all of the education in the world available to us, people choose to purchase “fake sugar.” Don’t get me wrong. I love a diet pepsi every once & a blue moon (well I used to anyway! :)) But still… to actually have a conversation about it and then say ~ “I want to eat something that I know has been processed and created to give me sugary flavor from chemicals” I just don’t know if I could do it.

On a semi-related note, I was a bit frustrated today to find that the store was out of organic chicken breasts or tenders. Just out. You couldn’t buy them. They did, however, have whole pieces of chicken (bone in) and legs (organic). They also had whole organic chickens. I bought both. Looks like I’ll be spending a bit more time cooking this week than initially planned. Looks like I should have gone to the farmers market today! Next week.

Tonight I’m making a whole roasted chicken for dinner. I’m following this recipe. I’ll let you know how it turns out.  Hopefully it will be YUMMY! It’s my first time making a whole chicken… I’ve done many many turkeys…so I figure, how hard can it be? Fingers crossed that there is a successful result.
Off to finish cooking/baking & then watch the PACKERS play. Go Pack Go!! No matter where I live, I’ll always be a Wisco girl at heart… or better yet, a cheesehead to the core!

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