Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Candy is dandy, but . . .

Some months ago, I asked what kind of candy I could still eat, given my dietary limitations.  I got some suggestions, both here and on Facebook, among them fruit (often problematic for me), maple-sugar candy, and gluten-free licorice.  I tried a few of the suggestions, and discovered a favorite:  Paskesz Very Berry Fruit Snacks.  I really enjoy them, even though the ingredients are not exactly all-natural.  My problem is that, well, as they used to say in an old potato-chip commercial, "Bet you can't eat just one."  The package is supposed to contain four servings, but I can eat an entire bag in less than two hours.  I've concluded that it's just not healthy for me to buy more than two bags per week.

Making matters better and/or worse, last week, our son found me a new treat that I didn't know existed:  Gluten Free Oreos.  I hadn't eaten Oreos in about eight years!  Now, I can't keep my hands off of them--yum!!!  This is both wonderful and problematic--the caffeine in the chocolate cookies is bad for my acid reflux.  I'm compromising by eating them in the afternoon, in the hope that the caffeine won't aggravate my reflux when I'm not lying down and won't keep me awake.

So now I have something additional to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.  :)

Caution:  Gluten Free Oreos are made with gluten-free oats, but some people have a sensitivity to oats above and beyond the possible cross-contamination with gluten.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Why Everything is Suddenly Getting More Expensive — And Why It Won’t Stop

Apparently, the planet is demanding payback for centuries of abuse, and that payback is going to increase the cost and/or scarcity of just about everything for *decades.* 😥  See article here.

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