“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Enriched flour bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil, cocoa processed with alkali, corn syrup, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), corn starch, modified corn starch, propylene glycol monoesters of fatty acids, salt, distilled monoglycerides, dicalcium phosphate, xanthan gum, cellulose gum, artificial flavor, nonfat milk.

This is the ingredient list from the last box of store bought boxed food in my pantry. Any guesses?

This past week we had a little visitor enter our home. He took up residence in my freshly cleaned out pantry. I'm happy all of the grains/nuts/dried fruits, etc. were stored in mason jars. His demise was not too messy .. but a little tricky to extricate. I had to deal with the task at hand after coming face to face with two beady eyes early one morning (eeeeeeeeeeek). His visit made throwing out any remaining opened boxes of processed foods a relief to toss out without guilt.


Maria Stahl said...

Cake mix?

Mrs. Mac said...

Yes ... cake mix ...:0)

Mr. H. said...

Oh those sneaky little visitors, we don't have to many issues with them in the house anymore because of the cats but they have been problematic in the past.

That is a rather frightening ingredient list.