Negative nutrition

Dave Schuler’s annotated list of the ingredients in Hostess Twinkies begins, as all such lists should, with the most prominent ingredient:

Enriched wheat flour is wheat flour from which most of the nutrients have been removed. We make a lot of it here but some is also imported from Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. Most of the nutrients indeed have been removed; however, a few of them — certainly not all — have been added back in.

And anyway, it’s all in the description. I saw a box of taco shells the other day that boasted “Whole Grain Corn.”


  1. McGehee »

    20 November 2012 · 9:55 pm

    And then there was the low-carb milk…

  2. CGHill »

    20 November 2012 · 9:57 pm

    And let us not forget the carbon-free sugar.

  3. Jess »

    21 November 2012 · 12:32 pm

    My dilemma is whether I want to give up eating, or reading. I’ll let my appetite decide.

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