Know what I realized last week? It’s been a really long time since I’ve done a “Trending Now!” show, and so much crazy Foodiness news has happened and f’ed up Foodiness products have come down the pipeline lately that omg, a Trending Now show is way overdue!
Know what reminded me of this? Well, on Sunday, which I think may go down as the most beautiful day we’ve ever had here in the NY area, we went for a hike. Not unusual, we hike almost every weekend from May to October, and there we are hiking along, we did Mt. Taurus, near Cold Spring NY, in case you were wondering, and we’re passing everyone, of course. We’re pretty fast, and even me, with my under 5’ frame, can hustle up a mountain pretty quickly. I tend to be a little competitive… And as we’re booking it up the trail, passing people, I started to notice something. There were a lot of people out there on Sunday, because of the beautiful weather, and a lot of them weren’t really geared up for hiking, meaning they wore running shoes and workout kind of clothes, not hiking boots and breathable, spf and bug proof-Columbia head to toe. Like some of us…and I started to notice an awful lot of people carrying bottles of what I thought was Windex. Which is weird because there aren’t a lot of windows to wash on that particular mountain, but then I realized they were all carrying sports drinks, not water. Now this is a pretty puny mountain, and unless you’re RUNNING up it BACKWARDS with your two obese brothers on your back, you don’t need a sports drink to make it to the top. Plain old water is just fine.
And all this reminded me that Coke just announced they’d be removing the Brominated Vegetable Oil from their Power Ade products and what a relief that is! Now I can feel ok about drinking cornsyrup-nutrasweet-purple-fl