May 5, 2014

Cheetos "Winnings"

At check-out at the neighborhood Stop & Shop today, the cashier asked if I'd like to make a contribution to support pediatric cancer care and research. (From now until July 10, Stop & Shop will donate 100% of the money raised to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.) 

Yes, of course I'd like to participate.

The cashier handed me a scratch card.

I took out a nickel, scratched the card, handed it back to the cashier and asked if I was an instant Triple Winner.

He scanned the card and said, "You get a $1 off on your next jumbo-size bag of Cheetos."


But isn't it an ironic connection between Cheetos -- which are made of artificial flavor, monosodium glutamate, artifical colors including Yellow 6 -- and the cause for which Shop & Stop is raising money? (And BTW, the use of Yellow 6 is banned in Norway and Finland.) In this link (click here), it says "... there is some concern that Yellow 6 may be contaminated with cancer-causing substances. Some studies have shown that this dye can cause adrenal gland and kidney tumors in animals."

Is it me? Or what.

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