Harping on my chronic lack of time this month due to a hectic schedule, I am going to post a quick laconic blog featuring a little something that I noticed in the freezer. I stay away from these frozen ice cream goodies, but I noticed the empty box sitting in the freezer when looking for something else.
According to my spouse, it’s purely a male trait to empty containers in the refrigerator/freezer, so my son must be the guilty party.
In any case, as I was heading for the recycling bin, I couldn’t resist congratulating how much fat I had avoided eating. So I looked at the “fat per serving,” and then looked again. They had it listed twice: per single bar, or per two bars. What are we consumers, stupid? They need to calculate how much fat there is if we eat either one bar of ice cream or two per ‘serving’?
That’s what they did! With one slight problem: if you look at their calculations, while 1 bar is 52 grams and 2 bars are 104 grams, and 1 bar has 190 calories and 2 bars have 380, saturated fat has an unusual property; it increases disproportionally!
So while eating 1 bar provides an astonishing 40% of one’s daily recommended saturated fat, 2 bars provide 85%. How does that work, exactly?
I don’t know, but if these were data provided in a grant proposal, it sure wouldn’t get funded!
post script note: Fuzzy math: how is 35 mg of sodium equal to 1% of the daily recommended sodium for 1 bar, and then with 2 bars it becomes 65 mg sodium that is now 3%?