Edible Easter Grass
Have they gone too far? Are you kidding me? Straight from Germany, NEW! and IMPROVED! Easter grass (like the plastic strands in the bottom of an Easter Basket) is now edible. And apparently it’s “great for crafts, too!” The ingredients: potato starch, corn starch, modified corn starch, artificial flavors, acesulfame (?) potassium, aspartame, artificial colors. (On a happy note, Edible Easter Grass contains no grams of sugar.) I know all this because I bought two packs (one blue, one green) for my teenage nephews who are coming to spend their Spring Break and Easter with me. They will probably think it’s funny; I think it’s gross. But then again, I am not a teen boy.
Nor can I stand Peeps in any form, chick, bunny, whatever. I don’t particularly care for jelly beans (it must have skipped a generation as they are my Mom’s fave). And now these stringy starches. What will the marketers think of next?
As an aside, I was looking for Easter cards to send to my family at the grocery store. I found it ironic that they had a special section for “religious” Easter cards.