Saturday, January 15, 2011

Terrifying Product

Every time I go to Kroger, I pass this product, and am gobsmacked by how horrifying it is:You may not be able to read the jar in this image, but it says 'Walden Farms Calorie Free Alfredo Sauce.'

Good luck sleeping tonight.


Sally said...

Alfredo sauce is pretty disgusting to me anyway, but I don't even want to consider the chemical nightmare of a "calorie free" one. I am unable to tolerate the smell of that semi-fake cheese stuff that is common in standard frozen dinners. This stuff must smell horrifyingly bad.

Tam said...

The main ingredients appeared to be water (of course), buttermilk solids, something related to parmesan cheese, spices, and xanthan gum.

Tam said...

This product is sort of the opposite of those Jason's deli physics-defying mini-muffins (you know, the ones with more calories than their weight times 9). Food should not be calorie-free, period, or it's not food. Having calories is an integral part of the definition of food. (It's necessary but not sufficient - lighter fluid has calories but it's not food.) And alfredo sauce is basically complete fat, so it's particularly inappropriate for this treatment.

Lee Ryan said...


Erin said...

Yes, that's disgusting. I'm disturbed when anything other than water is labeled as "calorie free."

I think it's Michael Pollan says "beware of all food products that make health claims."

Broccoli, oranges, they don't need to make any claims, they're not insecure about their greatness.