Thursday, February 28, 2008
Teaching our young about goal setting and team building, co-operation and even capitalism (just remember to keep it in its proper place in the Pantheon of What Really Matters) is cool. The venerated Girl Scouts of America get madprops for their annual cookie sale, of course. But we have a bone to pick. The ordering form is studded with reminders of how each cookie contains "0g trans FAT per serving" but scanning the ingredients of the actual box of cookies (in this case the much-loved Samoas) finds "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" in second place. And that means, after sugar, the cookies contain more "trans FAT" than anything else.