Tuesday, October 24

I am Wonko the Sane

On a lighter note...

While traveling last week I received a packet of salted peanuts on the aeroplane. Very old school, especially given the rate of dangerous peanut allergies. This in itself surprised me, however, when reading the fine print on the packet (as I'm want to do) I came accross the line:

Warning: This product has been produced at a facility that processes peanuts


"Oh I'm sorry mr flight attendant, I can't eat these peanuts. You see, I'm allergic to peanuts and these may contain traces of, well, peanuts" Gah!!!

7 comments:

mothersupex said...

Hi Jac,
Just spent all our time at online reading up on your trip. You write a wonderful blog, very descriptive and interesting, with mouth watering eats as well. Pleased your talk went well as I was going through it with you, the stress that is.
Dad bought a packet of peanuts on looking at the ingredients list, as I do, it said contents:- peanuts. Then under that there was a larger text warning stating This product may contain peanuts. Well I hope so as that is what we purchased. We also found another beauty. Had to have my 2pm pills and forgot to bring my water so we purchased a bottle and on the lable was 100% fat free. Made our day.
What happened about your camera?
Hugs.

Louise T said...

Hi Jac, I am enjoying the US via your blog and deciding which bits I (eventually!) want to see, so I hope you keep up the travelling :-D
Saw JoJo yesterday and that was wonderful. I actually had something specific to say -- oh yes that's right, love the peanut story. My latest packaging discovery is less funny than that, but nevertheless dramatic: a certain brand of baked beans contains 43% beans, ie less than half. I was shocked! So much so that I promptly got hold of a recipe for making my own (called Boston Beans, btw). I'm loving life 'on the farm', making my own yoghurt, sprouts and goodness knows what else, so I guess baked beans are next.
hugs,
Louise.

Louise T said...

Hmmmm, just realized how totally random that sounded. I don't *actually* eat a lot of baked beans, but with 3 teenage sons in the house... need I say more...

Nando said...

That warning label sounds a lot like a warning label I saw on a chainsaw box...

"WARNING: Do not attempt to stop moving chain with hands or genitalia."

Mungo said...

Useful instructions - brilliant.
http://mungobah.blogspot.com/2006/08/memories-of-wonko-web.html

Jac said...

Louise, sounds like you're seriously industrious out there! I am envious. My friend Susie had a great Boston baked bean recioe that I think was from Stephanie Alexander.

Nando... >.<

Mungo, cool blog. Thanks for the link :)

Louise T said...

hi jac, with jo on the way it might be awhile before you spot this comment but anyways ... my interest in baked beans came about because when I was in Indonesia I would occasionally CRAVE western processed food, like baked beans. I once paid the equivalent of $7 for one can and about the same for 250g bacon. Had a mad bad-food fry-up then ate veges and rice/noodles for a week, both for health and budget reasons! I figure we may eventually go there again, so a baked-bean recipe could really save my bacon ... so to speak :-)