The title of this post is just something ridiculous that my husband says all the time. I don't even know what that means really, but I felt it was appropriate for this rant! Yes! I said RANT!
Now, I wish I had taken a picture the other day when I was at Wal*Mart, but I think I was just so shocked that I couldn't believe my eyes. I went to grab a couple of gallons of milk and I got to the refrigerated case at the back of our local Super Wal*mart and I seriously just stood there staring! I looked at my sister and she knew before I even said, "WHAT THE FUCK?" that I was going to lose my mind.
In each and every single milk case was a spot for Hershey's Chocolate syrup. EACH CASE. EACH SHELF. FULL SUGAR. CHOCOLATE SYRUP! It was with the whole milk, the 2% milk, the 1% milk, the FAT FREE MILK. I can't even tell you how upset I was. THANK GOD I didn't have my kids with me.
Now, I appreciate Hershey's right to market and pay Wal*Mart to take that shelf space. Truly I do. Hershey's is a wonderful company and I also appreciate all their charitable work. It's not lost on me. Not at all. However, we have an epidemic of obesity in this country. That's not a statement for shock or awe factor, that is true and undeniable FACT.
I don't understand why everyone thinks that kids won't drink milk without some syrupy sugary crap in it. That's not to say for a fun treat now and then I don't give my kids a chocolate milk. I have done that. However, they don't need it in school. They definitely don't need it every day.
Why must everything be overdone? Overindulged in? Over marketed? C'mon people! And Wal*Mart? You suck for taking that marketing money and allowing all that space for chocolate in the milk case. Someone needs to bitch slap you!