This is Murray "Sugar Free" Chocolate Cookies. It is imported all the way from USA, the land of milk and honey, and the land that brought us weird things like Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. It looks just like any other sugar free chocolate cookies on the market.
Those cookies caught my eye, not because I was hungry. (Errr... remind me to get back to the gym once my project deadlines are over.) It was this little warning message printed on the front of the packaging that drew my attention.
I checked to ensure I was holding a pack of cookies and not a pack of cigarettes before I put it the item onto the shelf. I've seen warning messages in bold printed on cigarette boxes before but hell, I sure never seen them printed on a pack of COOKIES!
I could see why they do it though. Products like these are made to fool
fat people health-conscious individuals like me into parting with our hard-earned cash just so we enjoy eating 'normal' food without the guilt.
Nowadays its just too damn difficult to go on diet even with 'healthy' products like these on the market. There's not a lot of things you can eat. Sugar Free doesn't mean Fat Free; Fat Free doesn't mean Carb Free; Carb Free usually means they taste like a pile of waxy dog crap; and the only thing that's Sugar Free, Fat Free AND Carb Free is like, water.
Weight-loss is such a big money business in a lot of countries and people are buying these products expecting them to work miracles. Trust Big Brother to step in and give these so-called "healthy" food the cigarette box treatment.