Country MoonBread that doesn’t mold after weeks on the shelf, milk that can set in the refrigerator for weeks without spoiling, ice cream that doesn’t melt and the list goes on. A hundred years ago, milk came from cows, meat came from animals and meals came from the kitchen stove and not from a box. Sadly, today much of our food appears on the grocer’s shelves in pre-packaged containers ready to eat or heat. Where has our real food gone?


Have we really traded wholesome food that is good for us for convenience and opportunities for the producers to make an extra dollar? It seems so.

I had nearly a half-gallon of milk left in the fridge when I went on vacation and forgot to dispose of it. Guess what? Nearly two and a half weeks later it was still good. I have had a loaf of bread in the cabinet for over two weeks with no sign of mold. Now, when I was a kid, both the milk and the bread would have been spoiled.

There is a video that has gone viral that depicts a dish of Breyer’s ice cream, one of the brands that is touted as being made from all-natural ingredients, that sets on the counter for hours and does not melt. Now, I am not saying that this is 100% correct, but Breyer’s does not taste the same as it used to.

If you check the list of ingredients on a Breyer’s box, instead of the five or six it used to list, now it lists ingredients that I know I can’t pronounce. On many of their boxes, it does not say “ice cream” anymore, but rather, it reads “frozen dairy dessert.” The company says they changed their recipe because of commodity prices, competition and marketing trends and that most of the people polled actually preferred the new blend. Really? How can something unnatural taste better than all-natural? It is pretty sad that the population’s taste buds are so used to packaged foods with preservatives that many prefer that taste over real food.

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Why was the last time you bought Breyer's? It's the only ice cream I buy. The ingredients on the carton are all simple - for instance, their chocolate has milk, cream, sugar, Dutch cocoa (processed with alkali), whey, vegetable gum and natural flavor. What part of that is unpronounceable? The ice cream is also made with Non-GMO sourced ingredients, plus the milk and cream are 100% Grade A supplied by American farmers.

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