Active Episcopalian. Texan via Idaho. Usually Democratic. Music lover. Red Sox fan. Dartmouth alum. Online organizer, formerly with the DNC/OFA and the Sierra Club. Views my own. Find me on Twitter: @nathanempsall
Wayward began as a Katrina recovery blog in 2006 but has since wandered off to consider the intersections of faith, politics, and the environment and a life lived between DC & Idaho.
Monday, October 05, 2009
When Peanuts Aren't Peanuts
I was eating some Southwest Airlines peanuts on Sunday and watching Rachel Maddow on my iPod, and was persuaded by this segment to take a look at the ingredients list. My bag of airline peanuts contained the following: "Peanuts, Honey, Sucrose, Wheat Starch, Maltodextrin, Peanut and/or Canola Oil, Salt, Molasses, Brown Sugar."
What I want to know is, is there a reason a bag of peanuts can't just be, you know, a bag of peanuts? Maybe rinsed with water and covered with just a touch of salt, okay, but in the end, just peanuts? I mean, maltodextrin? Really? What the hell?