Here's the thing. My 3 year old LOVES this stuff, but I have managed to not eat it until now, mostly because it gives me horrendous flashbacks. When I was a kid in the 70's, my parents were THOSE PEOPLE. You know....hippies. No really, they were. The real kind, but more on that later, after therapy. With that came a ridiculously strict diet that no 6 year old in the 70's could abide by, what with Frosted Flakes commercials blaring every Saturday morning. Yeah, I was THAT kid, the one with a pb&j that weighed 8 pounds from the bread alone, never mind the fresh ground peanut butter that would land with a thud when the extra fell off the end of the grinder tube. They'd also give me yogurt mixed with honey for a snack at lunch, and apple juice in my cereal because milk was the devils's liquor . Now that I look back, that's pretty much what I and my kids eat every day, so maybe they were ahead of their time, but back then? Assholes. I was shunned at lunch for sure. I wanted white bread, baloney, and a thermos with Hawaiian Punch in it. I wanted a Twinkie for fucks sake!!! Just one freakin Twinkie! But no, for a treat I got...seaweed candy. And it is EXACTLY as nasty as you are imagining it. Chewy, slimey...brown. Imagine that playdate..."You want a snack? We have seaweed candy! Wait, where are you going? Ow, don't punch me!"
Now of course the world has shifted on it's axis and Twinkies are out. What's in? Organic, all-natural sugar-free gluten-free soy lentil snacks home made by cave dwellers in the upper Amazon. And if a kid has white bread, well, clearly his mother doesn't love him.