Check the labels!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Honestly, how many times has it been pounded into our brains in the diet world - check the label? Check the label! I pop into Sam's this afternoon to pick up a dessert for a party and thought, hey - they have fresh chicken breasts and they're usually pretty cheap! I swing by the meat department, make a 5 pound chicken tenderloin purchase and zip out of there. It's fresh chicken, and it looks like pretty much every jumbo package of chicken I've ever bought in a Sam's except now it's 'their' brand instead of say, Tyson.
I make it home late, and I'm putting the chicken into two separate ziplock bags to marinate. As I'm putting the styrofoam packaging into the trash, I notice a nutrition label on the bottom. 350 mg of sodium. Ingredients - chicken and salt. What are they doing? I'm used to those silly frozen bags of chicken being super injected with crap, but fresh? New one on me. Don't they realize that people are going to season this stuff as they please? They don't need to start each serving off with 350mg of their stupid salt? OH I'm so mad right now. Shame on me for not looking while being in a hurry, but shame on them for polluting freakin' fresh chicken. I'm actually mad enough I'm sending in a complaint letter. They need to stop doing that to a fresh product. They can bastardize the frozen stuff all they want. Isn't fresh supposed to mean fresh?
Blah blah blah...read the label!