Sunday, May 2, 2010

food for thought

Sunday morning brunch is the best, especially when it comes from Surfas Cafe.  Not only is the food delicious, it's also inspirational...

My breakfast sandwich came in a box that was adorned with a quote:

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well" ~Virginia Wolf

I love this quote.  Maybe because is somehow justifies my obsession with all things related to food.  Food is art, people!  It's art that you can see, feel, taste, smell.  How many paintings can you taste and smell?

Anyways...the message on my breakfast sandwich got me thinking about messages we get in food items. 

Fortune cookies, for example.  Are you more excited about the cookie or the fortune?  The fortune, duh!  I've actually seen people leave their cookie at the table after reading their fortune!  Ack!  Sometimes I keep my fortunes because I think they're interesting, or I somehow hope they come true.  Some try to tell mea little bit about myself, but those are just weird.  I once got a fortune that said "Something usual will happen next week at work."  That's right, something usual.  I thought I misread this because unusual would have made more sense here, but no.  I was looking forward to a usual week at work next week.  Great.  But even that got me work weeks are always a bit random and unusual, so was this telling me that the usual randomness would continue, or that my week would be really boring?  Hmmm...

Dove chocolate squares also come with little messages inside the chocolate wrapper.  In my humble opinion, these are kinda ridiculous.  I assume they're meant to be inspirational and bring joy to the reader.  Doesn't the chocolate bring enough joy?

My least favorite food messages?  Taco bell sauce packets.  Can anyone tell me what these even mean? 

What are your favorite (and least favorite) foods with messages?

1 comment:

  1. I hate the messages on the back of most food products... the ones that tell you how many calories you're about to consume (or already consumed?). This is why I wrap my ice cream pints in a paper towel before I eat them.