Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Something in the milk ain't clean....

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!

7 comments:

Mrs. Pickle said...

Yeah that kind of shit pisses me off also!


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Kristin said...

WalMart would sell shelf space to the Devil. Just sayin'...

Ado said...

Kind of makes me want to take one of those squirt-bottles o' chocolate syrup and do something with 'em.

Sarah said...

bravo! well said - i can't stand that kids "have" to have chocolate in their milk to drink it. My girlfriends look at me funny when I tell them my son doesn't drink chocolate milk. crazy, crazy world.

laci512 said...

Oh Hell Yeah! I saw that at my local Wal-Mart and looked at my hubs and said What the Fuck?!?!? Seriously, why don't we just put some lard next to the produce.

Carri said...

I've never given my kid chocolate milk. Granted, he's only two, but I'm going to put it off for as long as I can. Why would I want one more thing for him to whine at me for in the grocery store?
Besides, kids are fat because the schools don't take care of them. You know... because the parents don't have time for that shit.

lonewolf said...

That pisses me off. I mean, when I was a kid, my mom and dad let me have Hershey's syrup in my milk every now and again, and I liked it. But now, I love milk, but don't like the syrup in it. It's too sweet and I'm already trying to lose weight. Plus I just like the taste of milk alone.

So what exactly were the people who don't want the syrup to do with it? I mean, there are people with diabetes and people who just don't want it.

*Sigh* I didn't prepare to say all that until I started typing. Forgive my ranting.

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