The Fairy Food Post
NotableM, Joyce W. and Sean did a good job of trying to stave off the Fairy Food Post, but somebody, not mentioning any names, was still a teeny bit grumpy. Too bad for the rest of you, but you know who you have to blame.
Now to the fairy food. It's the stuff, as you may remember from childhood fairy tales, that tastes delicious but bad things happen when you eat it, or at best it's so insubstantial that it disappears at inappropriate moments.
What am I thinking about? ...
Nabisco Sugar Wafers.
Our vending machine at work sells a package of them that tempts me every time I walk by. I have no idea why. If I think about a Sugar Wafer while I'm eating it, I realize not only does it have no food value, but it really has no taste other than sweetness.
Not only that, when I finally did succumb (one time only when I had missed lunch), I was amazed to find the package contained 400 calories. I didn't think you could eat a whole box of Sugar Wafers and get 400 calories.
Fairy food No. 2: Cotton candy. I know it's just colored spun sugar and has even less taste and texture than Sugar Wafers, but it's still almost irresistible if it's being made fresh in one of those magical spinning machines at a circus or fair.
Fairy food No. 3: angel food cake. I've never really looked at the nutritional composition of angel food cake, but it's probably better than the first two simply because it contains egg whites.
But that's offset by the fact that you are essentially eating a sponge if you think about it. And you can keep eating and eating and suddenly the whole cake is gone, something like the Turkish delight in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This, of course, has never happened to me, but I can tell it could happen.
(Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)