Monday, November 10, 2008

The 6th Food Group

Cheese that doesn't require refrigeration!?! Meat that comes in a can!?! Some things just don't make sense and that is especially true when it comes to food. I decided years ago that there should be a 6th food group for all of the foods that can't be easily qualified in any of the traditional food groups. Kat, Don and I were discussing this over dinner last night and started making a list of foods that qualify for classification in the 6th food group. Our list, in alphabetical order, with hyperlinks:

Bubble Tea
Cheese Whiz
Cool Whip
French Fried Onions
Fruit Cake
Hamburger Helper
Hot Dogs
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese
Maraschino Cherries
Meat Pies
Marshmallow Fluff
Minute Rice
Powered Gravy
Pudding Snack Cups (unrefrigerated)
Soy Milk
Tongue Loaf
Twinkies, Ding Dongs and all other Hostess products
Vienna Sausage

When searching for the links for the items above I was shocked at how many of these treasures are manufactured by Kraft. The marketing professional in me couldn't help but think that maybe they should consider a new tag line - "Kraft: producing all your 6th food group favorites for 105 years" or "Kraft: where odd food is born." I may have to send them an email with my suggestion.

I eat foods some of the food that I classify in the 6th food group, in fact a few of the items listed are favorites of mine. I believe that life wouldn't be complete without many of the things on this list; cause, Cool Whip is just yum, it is fascinating to watch Velveeta melt and nothing cures a bad day like a box of Mac & Cheese.

Don sent me this link this morning to a few additional items which certainly need to be considered, proof that we have just begun exploring the world of the 6th food group. What food treasures do you think should be added to the list?

1 comment:

Katharine said...

I thought of another: McRib