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Lactose-free

My roommate gave me some ham. I’m not entirely sure why because she’s Jewish, but I’m not one to judge or to pass up free food.

I wish I had taken a picture of the packaging before I got rid of it. It stated that the ham was lactose free. Unlike the other kinds of ham that are just full of lactose. Pork’s secretly a dairy product, you know.

I’m all for truth in advertising, but it’s just ridiculous. It reminds me of how when people became concerned about trans-fats, suddenly everything was marked ‘trans-fat free’ whether it made sense or not. Trans-fats are created through hyrogenation. You find them in baking and snacks. It’s not incorrect to say that a package of frozen broccoli has zero trans-fats, but it also doesn’t make sense. Of course it doesn’t have any! There’s no reason for it to!

I like to think that the average consumer is smarter than that but then I begin to have doubts and I become that much more fearful of the people I pass on the street.

One Response to “Lactose-free”

  1. Abby Says:

    This also confuses me, but only because I know from experience that the average customer doesn’t read anything.

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