OK. I don’t chew gum.
My husband doesn’t chew gum.
My son, at the age of 7 (I’m assuming due to the fact that kids at the camp chew gum) is asking for gum so he can make bubbles, just like all the kids do .
(What kid at the age of 7 doesn’t want to fit in?) What can be so difficult about that, right? ♀️
You go buy the bubblegum, he learns how to make bubbles, everybody is happy.
That’s if you’re not Mihaela and don’t read the ingredients on the food labels.
Do you chew gum?
Do you give it to your kids?
Did you ever read the ingredients on the gum packs?
I did. (Ignorance is not bliss). Information acquired, sent me on another explosion🤯 You may argue, come on Mihaela one gum is not gonna kill him or you.
One gum doesn’t kill anyone.
However we have a standard we use when we make our food choices and we wanted to stick to it.
Whole Foods. As close to their natural state as possible. (BTW, Chewing-gum is far from being a food, let alone whole food, or gum chewing as an activity, is not a natural biological activity. The cow of course chews its food over and over again, for a very good reason. Last time I checked we were not ruminates, but that’s for another time and another conversation). So we went to the local health store and bought a natural bubblegum.
Son’s excited . ...
Oh no ♀️ the gum doesn’t make bubbles!
We’re all disappointed . Father buys the “real” bubblegum.
Boys are excited they make bubbles. We film the first bubble making and send it to grandparents.
Mom, however, decides to read the ingredients. 🧐
Mom has an almost fatal heart attach. See image below, maybe that will give you a clue why I almost 🤯 again.
I went to the store today looking for a gum that’s made just with sugar, gum base (whatever that is) and a natural flavor, no red40, yellow 5 or blue... Do I ask too much?
Apparently I do.
All chewing gums have aspartame and a bunch of other junk ingredients.
What’s wrong with the world?
What’s wrong with food industry?
What’s wrong with us to tolerate this?
Read the rest in the comments.