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July 11th, 2013, 5:54 pm
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kangel July 11th, 2013, 6:06 pm
I fully understand the need to put warnings on food packaging but when it's a packet of nuts warning you it contains nuts (or even worse, may contain nuts) it seems kind of redundant.

A friend of mine once got a little tub of ice cream that said 'Caution Hot' on it. That makes even less sense. I don't understand this world anymore. I'm going to become a cow (why a cow? You'll see ...)

I've got to stop making comics late at night when I have work the next day. Even more I need to stop writing things. Someone stop me. Help.
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ShinyHoundoom229 July 11th, 2013, 6:39 pm
Speaking of redundancy in snacks, I just heard on the radio that diet soda makes you fatter than regular soda.

I'm not one who blindly believes in every little thing I'm told, but this does make sense to me.

Every time I drink a diet soda, I feel it expand in my belly. And that never happens with regular soda, at least for me. Maybe it's what they use as a replacement for whatever they replace in regular sodas that's responsible.

Either that or it's the common folk's mentality that everything with the word "diet" on it makes you slimmer, regardless of what the thing is.

Ya know, because that small Diet Coke is definitely gonna help you lose those pounds you got from eating all those deep-fried Big Macs.
The_mad_one July 11th, 2013, 7:02 pm
AHA! But!

I used to think that was funny.

But!

It makes a lot of sense, BECAUSE:

THE PEANUT.

IS NOT.

A NUT!

"The peanut, or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), is a species in the legume or "bean" family (Fabaceae)."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut

I didn't believe it either.

But!

It's true. :s
kangel July 11th, 2013, 7:04 pm
@squirmy mutt: Couldn't even if I want to :'I

@ShinyHoundoom229: I'm not sure diet soda is more fattening, though some people believe they may be more damaging because of some artificial sweetener. I've heard sugar free drinks damage your teeth more than full sugar drinks. I really have no idea for sure though. I'm just gonna sit here drinking too much Pepsi Max... sobbing silently ... and my tears are pepsi ... (I don't know how I ended up at this point in the comment. Excuse me, I think it is time for bed).

@The_mad_one: NOOOOOO!!! Facts and logic have no place here. Aaaahhh!! I am having similar feelings to when I found out pineapples grew out of the ground.
andreya225 July 11th, 2013, 8:13 pm
*slaps in face* STOP TYPING!!!!
Annabeld July 11th, 2013, 9:05 pm
But why a cow? BUT WHY A COW
SassyThePokemonLover July 11th, 2013, 10:13 pm
@ShinyHoundoom229: I read something about diet soda making you addicted to sweet sugary goodness. So if you drink diet soda, you're basically making it harder for yourself to be on a diet.
BlankSoda July 11th, 2013, 11:11 pm
@ShinyHoundoom229: Actually the calories from artificial sweeteners that are used in diet sodas are harder to burn than those from sugar/corn syrup. They store themselves deeper into your fat and are hard to get rid of so diet soda makes you fat.
Takai July 12th, 2013, 3:14 am
Ice cream is hot when your eating it with apple crumble >>
Frank64360 July 12th, 2013, 1:39 pm
is the cow part a reference to melody of oblivion? am i ready too much into it or am i just crazy crazy crazy all over the place
ShinyHoundoom229 July 12th, 2013, 2:39 pm
@SassyThePokemonLover and @BlankSoda: So, diet soda does the opposite of what it's advertised to do and makes you addicted to more of their mis-informative products?

It sounds like a load of conspiracy theory-fueled propaganda, but it makes sense to me. Me and my younger sister drink soda alot, me regular and her diet, and she's always a bit chubbier than I am.

Luckily for her, she's 12 and has that adorable, not too chubby kind of chubby and not the pathway-to-obesity kind that I'm slowly working my way to.

On a side note, what's the difference between regular soda and those one, five, and ten calories sodas?
BlankSoda July 12th, 2013, 3:24 pm
@ShinyHoundoom229: I have no idea about that. I assume it's just artificial sweetener and sugar instead of just sugar/corn syrup with regular or just artificial with diet.
I only drink sodas with real cane sugar in them like Outrageous Brew, Jones or Izzy and I highly recommend people switch to them or to teas instead of drinking soda with either corn syrup or artificial sweeteners in it. Not just as a weight management thing but as an overall health. Generally the farther it is from mother nature the more long lasting damage it does to your body and artificial sweeteners are just as from from nature you can get.
kangel July 12th, 2013, 3:51 pm
@Frank64360: It was just the first that came to mind when I was typing ... or WAS it?
ShinyHoundoom229 July 13th, 2013, 7:08 pm
@kangel: I would've thought that cat would be the first thing that popped up, what with cats having brainwashed you with their Ancient Ninja Cat Arts.
Juliano July 14th, 2013, 12:41 pm
WARNING: LONG COMMENT IS LONG. Oh, but this is quite normal, somebody already made a list of these.. incoherencies, you can find it on line. Here's the best ones, though: In a Superman kids costume from Portugal: “THE USE OF THIS COSTUME DOESN’T MAKE YOU FIT TO FLY” Way to go on destroying a kid’s dream, jackass; In the packaging of the Nytol's sleeping pills, also from Portugal: “WARNING: MAY CAUSE SLEEPINESS” Oh, you don’t say, Captain!; In the Rowenta’s iron packaging from a German manufacturing: “DO NOT IRON THE CLOTHES WHILE WEARING IT” I guess it’s impossible to save time in this word. In the Marks & Spencer’s Pudding: “ATTENTION: THE PUDDING WILL BE HOT AFTER HEATED” The genius; In a pediatric medicine for kid's phlegm, from Boots: “DO NOT DRIVE OR OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICINE” ohh, the thought of how many accidents could be avoided if we kept those mischievous 4-year-old kids away from the wheels of cars and Caterpillars.. Again, just the best ones, there’s more.. Just the crazy stuff that only lawsuits can make people do.
kennelofdog July 15th, 2013, 4:32 pm
at least its better than may contain nuts. i found that on way too many packets
u_queen July 16th, 2013, 12:15 am
All these warnings are for people who is allergic. Once I went to a japanese food restaurant with a friend. She was horrified with the idea that they had prepared her chicken yakimeshi in the same one they use for the shrimp. She was highly allergic and it's better to play safe when it comes about food contents.
Takiro (Guest) July 22nd, 2013, 3:00 am
It's because of nuts I once asked someone who works in a "nut-factory" about this. He told me it's because they use the same machines for different kinds of nuts and some people are allergic to just some specific type of nut. So,they print "May contain (other) nuts" on everything that contains nuts just in case some other type of nut got in there.
WhenTheFoxGRINS (Guest) November 25th, 2014, 1:54 am
Well, TECHNICALLY peanuts aren't actual nuts at all. They're actually legumes. So if you are allergic to nuts, and not legumes, you can still chow down on peanuts! Yay!

Unless of course it warns that it contains or may actually contain nuts. In which case, not so yay. :(

*Edit*
Annnnnd I just realized this has already been addressed, so.. yeah. My bad. Also, the person above me is completely correct.

Still makes for a good laugh though.
ICantThinkOfAName (Guest) January 3rd, 2016, 8:49 am
re:Someone stop me. Help. @kangel:

No it's too funny reading it for me to want to stop it.