Is Michelle Obama using her influence to “convince” candy makers to eliminate their large size, belt busting candy bars in an effort to save Americans from themselves?
Even though Michelle Obama has enjoyed calorically robust meals in the past, her Partnership for a Healthier America apparently found a backer in the Mars candy company. After signing the agreement they decided to phase out candy bars having more than 250 calories in them.
That means no more Snickers bars the size of your hand when you go to the movies. Instead, Mars will bundle 2 or 4 bars together.
According to reports, 17 companies have agreed to cut “a trillion calories” from their products.
Is this another evil Liberal plot to control what we eat, drink, and do?
Yes and no.
Here’s what Mars says about the changes:
Society is faced by many health challenges. Mars wants to be part of the solution and is committed to leading the chocolate industry to a healthier environment.
Most chocolate lovers know and understand that chocolate is a bonus food. It represents less than two per cent of calorie intake of the diet of Australian adults.
Mars will continue to reformulate existing products and research innovations that offer more options for our consumers. By eating the healthy, balanced way, all foods – including a treat – can be enjoyed
The effort has been underway since 2009 and is finally making it to the United States so it’s most likely a coincidence that Michelle Obama is pushing her Partnership for a Healthier America at the same time but we’d like to not see a connection with the White House anyway.
But let’s look at how this is really smart business for Mars (and the irony which Liberals create)…
Mars says no product will contain more than 250 calories. If we look at the current Snickers bar, it is 280 calories. So what will Mars do..? Simple… cut 30 calories thus making the bar 10% smaller but the pricing will probably stay the same giving them a 10% boost in the profit department!
So you’ll be paying more for less… brilliant!
But the food police are acting out against some children who are bringing bag lunches to school which is exactly what happened in North Carolina where one lunch worker took a pre-schooler’s lunch and made them eat chicken nuggets.
“When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones,” the Journal reports.
The student’s mother told the Journal she received a note from the school about the incident and was charged $1.25 for the cafeteria tray, from which her daughter only ate three chicken nuggets.
The note explained how students who did not bring “healthy lunches” would be offered the missing portions and that parents could be charged for the cost of the cafeteria food, the Journal reports.
While I have no doubt that Liberals would love to control every aspect of our lives, Mars is just being smart offering less candy for more money all the while saying they’re doing it for our health and with the “blessing” of the First Lady.
As for Little Johnny and the nuggets… you are what you eat or, more importantly, what your Government tells you to eat.