Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Totally unpopular

My conversation with a man giving out samples of his home-made peanut brittle at the Farmer's Market.

"Oh, yum. Peanut Brittle!" I was excited.

"Yes," he replied, "And do you like organic?"

Without thinking about the fact that I was at a Farmers Market and that organic is really cool among people there, I replied "Oh I don't really care about organic so much."

dead silence

I'm sure he contemplated kicking me out of the market, but realized he didn't have authority to do that. His mind was racing with what to say. I sat there stunned, wishing I hadn't been so blatantly honest. Finally the man cut the silence with, "Uh, well, you can give it a try."

"Thanks," I took the peanut brittle and walked quickly away. I had just committed social suicide.

But, I still don't think having organic PEANUT BRITTLE makes it healthy. Trendy, maybe. Healthy, no.


  1. Mmmm, peanut brittle...and I agree! One of my brothers and his family are extremely committed to the whole "organic food" trend, but I don't really care. I figure we're all going to die one day anyway, and what matters more is that we're trying to eat mostly healthy foods than that we eat all organic, home-grown fruits/vegetables and farm-raised animals and animal products. In 30-40 years I may be proven wrong, but I don't think it'll make a big difference in health for those who eat organic versus non-organic foods.

  2. Haha I agree, especially since organic is always so much more expensive. I would have taken the peanut brittle too, but only because it's peanut brittle, not because it is organic :) Here is an article I read today on the subject...