Tuesday, October 15, 2019

What Is Potassium Chloride?

I bought a "healthy" frozen meal and everything in it seemed natural until
I read the ingredient potassium chloride.

According to WebMD, potassium chloride is a medication and it's a min-
eral supplement used to treat or prevent low amounts of potassium in the

On npr.org in the article Lethal Injection Drugs' Efficacy And Availability
For Federal Executions, it is explained how potassium chloride is a part of
the "three-drug cocktail" used in lethal injections.

Encyclopedia.com says that all major sources of potassium chloride have
their original origin in sea water. The website also lists potassium chloride
as a mixture of potassium and chlorine.

After researching potassium chloride, I'm still a little nervous about eating
it, so I'll probably try to avoid it.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Is Our Food Poisoning Us?

I love to read. Some of my favorite things to read are packages, boxes,
cans, and bottles. I don't just read the front where all the big words are.
I enjoy reading the fine print where all the real information is.

I've heard that food in cans is just as healthy as fresh food, but that's a
lie. I bought a can of pork and beans, and a can of diced tomatoes that
both bragged about their NON BPA LINERS. The tomatoes can, even
had the nerve to mention it is NON GMO Project VERIFIED, and
how it's 100% natural. Both cans failed to mention that they contained
calcium chloride.

According to Google, calcium chloride is a white crystalline salt used to
de-ice roads and as a drying agent. On msdsonline.com, the website says
calcium chloride poses some serious health and safety hazards.

Why is this chemical being allowed in our food? So what do you
think? Is our food poisoning us?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Refrigerate After Opening


I'd been using this syrup for about a month when I decided to read
the back: Refrigerate after opening. I thought to myself...What?
This isn't maple syrup, which does have to be refrigerated. I was
using cheap store brand pancake syrup. Pancake syrup is supposed
to be able to be stored at room temperature. I researched pancake
syrup a little, and I read nowhere that you should refrigerate it.

So why does Kroger brand pancake syrup require refrigeration? I
called the 1-800 number to find out. The lady on the phone wanted
to know the product's barcode and then she confirmed the item I
had. I asked her why the syrup had to be refrigerated and she said,
"It's fine in the pantry, but it's recommended to be refrigerated for
better quality and flavor." Her answer still doesn't make much sense
to me. Either it should be refrigerated or it shouldn't. Maybe Kroger
should borrow the sentence from the back of Heinz Tomato Ketchup:
For best results, refrigerate after opening.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Bologna on the Sugar

Bologna on the Sugar

I see bologna on the sugar
and it's really kinda strange

Whoever planned this crazy set up
must be stupid and deranged

I see bologna on the sugar
and you know it should be cold

It's setting out
in the open
getting warm
and turning old

I see bologna on the sugar,
but I have to move along...

When someone
does this sort of thing
they're disrespectful
and they're wrong.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Imitation Toys "R" Us Display at Kroger

When I saw the imitation Toys "R" Us display at Kroger I thought it was
a bit odd. It was as if Kroger was trying to promote a defunct business.

After Toys "R" Us closed down I wasn't surprised, because the store had
lost its flavor. During the last years that Toys "R" Us was open I saw more
open space and non-toys than toys, and many of the products they had
were overpriced, or low-quality toys that didn't hold up well.

When I was a child, Toys "R" Us was the place to be. They had everything:
Beautiful Barbies, cake and fudge mix refills for my Easy-Bake Oven, and
a lot of toys. Toys were everywhere and every aisle was exciting.

If Toys "R" Us had focused on quality products and toys for children I bet
the store would still be thriving, because kids didn't change Toys "R" Us