Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Food Snobs

O.k., I've been postponing posting something about this because I've been in semi-denial that it is true. But it is time to come clean. My kids are officially food snobs. I don't know how this happened. Braydon and I are soooo not food snobs. Yes, we like our gourmet foodie specialty items. For sure. But we'll also jump right in line at a McDonald's drive through with the best of 'em. In fact, over the years, we've actively and conscientiously and purposefully avoided food snobbery. Yes, we've plunked down our fair share of a large chunk of change at some of the finest dining establishments the world over. And yes, of course we have filled our cart many a time at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods and Wegman's and the like. But my bonus card is loyal to the local Giant Supermarket and I'm not ashamed of having a bag of Cheetos in my cart from time to time. Kyle and Owen, however, are a different story. Despite our attempts to instill our food-values into our children, they are exhibiting rebellion in this arena early on. Food Snobs they are (with a capital "F" and a capital "S"), and they don't like mucking it with the rest of us when it comes to their dinner plates. At the age of just-barely-three, I think you definitely qualify as a food snob if you...

A) Prefer Stonyfield Farms' All Organic, Whole Milk, 'Yo Baby' Yogurt products... and...
... turn your nose up at Yoplait Kids yogurt, even when it is covered with images of Diego?!!!!!
B) Will only eat 'Annie's Homegrown' Organic Shells & White Cheddar... and...
...refuse to eat the classic Velveeta Shells & Cheese, telling your Mama that it is "stinky" (quote unquote).

C) Regularly chow down on 'MorningStar Farms' All Natural and All Vegetarian Soy 'Chik'N Nuggets'... and...
...won't even touch the all-American Kids Food: McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, even when they come specially packaged in a 'Happy Meal' and they are dunked in sweet and sour sauce??!!!

Yup, Food Snobs they are. Kyle and Owen both. I should have known it early on when we discovered that at the age of 16 months they both strongly preferred fine hand-made chocolate truffles from a specialty chocolatier to your basic household Hershey's M&Ms. What the heck?!!!!!!


Lori said...

That is so funny! Zoe is the same way but, she doesn't know any different. She only eats the 'good stuff' and like the boys, doesn't care much for the 'other stuff'. I think thats great! We can't control what they eat forever! HA!!!

Stina said...

I don't think it has anything to do with being food snobs and everything to do with this natural keen sense about what is good for them and what is not... GO Kyle and Owen!

Michele said...

Hi Heather,

I just love this Food Snobs blog (Capital F and S :)). I'm on the Community Marketing team here at Annie's and give props to Kyle and Owen for being the conscious eaters that they are!

We would love to hear from you! You can contact us on the Annie's website if you want. Tell them I sent you! :)

Thanks for being supporters of Annie's Organic Mac n' Cheese!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather,

I just loved your Food Snobs blog(capital F and S :)). I'm on the Community Marketing team at Annie's and give props to Kyle and Owen for being the conscious eaters that they are!

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