My husband asked what was wrong with that kind of cheese. Well, mainly, that it’s not actually food, I said.
So there they were in the cheese aisle reading the nutrional labels, and that led to comparing saturated fat contents. They found out that the wrapped American cheese slices have a lot less saturated fat than real slices of cheddar. I guess that’s because plastic doesn’t have a lot of fat.
They ended up choosing a low-fat version of cheddar slices because it was only a little higher in fat than the individually wrapped American, and used low-fat milk, not some weird combination of chemicals to produce a low fat version. I was very proud of them, although I think PD was a little bit disappointed. He headed up the household cleaner aisle next, and pulled a bottle of toilet bowl cleaner off the shelf.
“Here, Dad, why don’t we buy this?” he said, sarcastically. “This doesn’t have any saturated fat.”