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Archive for September 1st, 2010

Blueberry Crepe

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Denny’s does it right.. they have the nutritional facts of each of the foods they offer in a separate menu located at your table. Islands is the same way..

IHOP does it all wrong, wrong, wrong..

Mom and I were sitting at Denny’s one day for dinner where we both decided to order the tilapia ranchero dish.. I see the nutritional value menu on the side of the table and this is the conversation that follows:

Me: Ooh, let’s see the nutritional value of what we ordered.
Mom: No.. I don’t want to find out that its got too many calories for our own good.  We won’t want to eat it.
Me:  Oh my goodness, you’re so right.  IHOP totally ruined it for me putting the calories next to their foods.
Mom: Yup.  Now you feel guilty eating something because it’s got thousands of calories.
Me: I know!  I can never eat their yummy crepes anymore because it’s got a bajillion calories.  And it’s not like I eat it all the time.. but it’s so disheartening to know how many calories that thing has.
Mom: So don’t look up our food here.  I don’t want to feel guilty.
Me:  True.  I want to stay ignorant.

Mom and I aren’t calorie counters.  But we do watch what we eat and occasionally splurge with the sweets in moderation.. but it’s so hard to allow ourselves to splurge when we see how many calories in a dish.. its so hard to get over seeing one meal being over one thousand calories.. and that’s just for breakfast!

So.. IHOP.. if you ever want me to splurge on a crepe.. especially the one with the lingonberry butter.. please remove the calorie count.. I don’t mind being kept in the dark.. I think the ignorance is bliss..

Thank you.


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