Soy what?

Soy Butter - School safe, but not mouse safe

I was at Metro a couple of weeks ago to buy a ridiculous amount of veggies and noticed the check out clerk toss something in my bag before she handed it to me.

I didn’t really think much of it because I had enough to balance all the way home with my giant purse, gym bag and then bags of groceries, but when I got home I finally saw what she had put in there.

It was a sample of Soy Butter, something I had seen at another location that I had visited last month after the CN Tower climb with some of the GDT ladies (something I totally forgot to write about – whoopsie!).

I have to admit that I was kind of annoyed to receive these samples.

The package touts itself as a school safe alternative to peanut butter, but is it really? There are lots of people out there with soy allergies so severe that they too can go into anaphylactic shock.

Now, although I don’t fall into that severe category, I still have a soy sensitivity and would never want/need/desire to try anything like this. So why would you feel the need to chuck two of these ugly creatures into my shopping bag?

We live in an age where everyone has to walk around on egg shells. Kids can’t bring PB&J sandwiches to school anymore because so many youngins have allergies that are so severe and I *do* get that we want to promote safe alternatives, but is this REALLY? And shouldn’t we give people the CHOICE to try these things out and not force them to take samples without knowing if they too are allergic to the so-called “safe” alternative you’re flogging today?

Plus, I hear it tastes like ass. Not that I know what ass tastes like, mind you. It’s just the rumour going around.

Uh, yeah.

*looks around innocently*

I just want a choice in the matter and for you to realize that just MAYBE you’re not as safe as you claim to be. Might want to check your claims first, eh?

But I truly found this odd. I’ve never received any unsolicited food items  at a grocery store before. In a running swag bag, sure. But it seemed wrong here. Is it weird that I have my panties in a bunch? Would you? Is their claim inaccurate? Do you think it’s a good thing? Gimme your thoughts.


And the fallout from the cake, cookie and fancy schmancy food bonanza has left me at 158.1lbs. Not great but not horrible either. I can TOTALLY deal with that gain.


Cat said...

Ok, I choke-laughed on my water at the 'tastes like ass....not that I know what ass tastes like' part....

That looks disgusting to tell you the truth, and I would probably gag just looking at it....

I'm not a big fan of 'food samples' chucked into my bag. I would rather there be a basket of the samples at the register for me to CHOOSE whether or not I want one. Mostly because something like that would end up in the garbage for sure, and I don't like waste.

Christina said...

Hahaha you are too funny, next time chuck it right back at her ;-)

Samantha said...

The soy butter actually tastes pretty good....just my two cents :)

Tara Dufour said...

Um, do you still have it? My co-workers kid eats it so she can bring it to school. I've been wondering about the stuff actually.

Crystal said...

We use a no-nut soy butter at work sometimes for the children to have banana roll ups. I'm a HUGE peanut butter lover and the no-nut butter actually tastes pretty good ... or atleast I think it does. I personally love samples!

Cara said...

wow that is odd. I have never received a free sample quite like that. weird.

Vickie said...

I get REALLY irritated if they put an extra piece of paper (flyer/ad) in my bag, so no, would so NOT be pleased with surprise food item.

And yes, you are right - potential allergy would be huge problem.

Lainey said...

I like everything free! :o)

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