It's a Taste Bud's Economy

Posted by Wesley On Saturday, July 24, 2010 2 comments

Taste buds kinda suck. No... they really do. I'm not really sure why they call them buds, either. Cuz their not buds. They should be called taste... enemies! Yes.. that's the word. Enemies! They send signals to our brains that say "sup brain... this deep-fried chicken strip dipped in honey mustard and ranch is totally awesome. You should have more of this shit!"

Could you imagine the world without taste buds readers? Would life be more enjoyable? Or would it suck beyond all means? Because, really... eating is one of the greatest pleasures on Earth. Besides sex, obviously. And, well... sneezing. 

I'm gunna make this post kinda heavy. Because your taste buds are a serious issue people. A life without taste buds would be like replacing a life dependent on gas-powered cars with a life dependent on electric cars. How you say? Well... think about what would happen to the economy. How many oil companies would go under? How many people would lose their jobs?  How many other companies would suffer? And where would people be eventually be spending their money? 

It's the same situation with your taste buds. If we didn't have taste buds, foods like Oreo's, Macaroni and Cheese, Frozen Dinners, Little Debbie's Ding Dong's and HoHo's, Ranch Dressing, Colas, and every other processed food wouldn't exist. Companies like Post, Kellogg's, Frito-Lay, Kraft, Pepsi, Coke, Oscar Meyer, Shamrock, Aramark, and Coors would go out of business. Restaurants, like The Cheesecake Factory, Chilies, IHOP, Village Inn, Outback, McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy's would all shut their doors. Grocery stores wouldn't exist. Neither would hundreds of thousands of other businesses. Companies out there are producing food that's bad for us... and making money off of it. And if you ask me, that's kinda effed up.

Our taste buds have a huge impact on the economy, readers. And most importantly, they keep people employed. No matter how you look at it, each and every one of your taste buds are worth thousands upon thousands of dollars every year. And the important thing to ask yourself is, to what food, company, or restaurant are you making your taste buds the most valuable?
There's only one way to make sure that you're taking advantage of your taste buds full value.. and that's by purchasing, ordering, and eating only the things that are good for your body. For so long, you and I have grown accustomed to teaching our taste buds to signal our brain that yes... cookies, sugars, carbs, french fries, deep fried foods, boxed dinners, frozen dinners, bacon, red meat, and other fatty foods are delicious and undeniably perfect. 
Well, skinny friends... we've got to change that around. We were born with taste buds for a reason. And that's so we can enjoy the food we're stuffing into that giant hole in our face. But we have to teach our taste buds to tell our brain that a salad is just as delicious as a hand full of cookies. That a grilled chicken breast is just as delicious as our face dipped into a pile of cheesecake. It's up to US to make these companies, who made so much money off our taste buds in the past, realize that we're not up for their game anymore. That we're changing our ways and only buying the goods that are good for our bodies. That we're past all the unrecognizable and unpronounceable crap they put and list on the packaging of their products. And that we're about gettin' healthy.
So, here's my challenge to you friends. Quit the mainstream foods. Look above and below the middle shelf at the grocery store. Pay the extra dollar for something a little more healthy. You're body will appreciate it. And then, just then, you'll know that you just screwed over the big-guy for something you know is better for ya body. 


P.S. You can pronounce every ingredient in a Snicker's bar... but all things in moderation pumpkins.


Jennifer Brindley said...


The only garbage in my grocery cart comes along when Dan is shopping with me and decides to buy Totinos and Hot Pockets.

When it's just me, I hit the OUTSIDE loop of the grocery store. Veggies, lean meats, cheese. Then I walk past the bakery to the soda aisle and grab some diet green tea and Diet Coke. That's basically it unless I need some tuna or pickles.


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