Saturday, August 04, 2007

My food is talking to me

And it has some wacky things to say. I was happily tucking into assorted pastries -- croissants, fruit and chocolate rolls -- and reading the label and ingredients list like the compulsive reader that I am. "Product of France, baked in Singapore", it said. That's a new one to me. I don't know what that really means -- if some of the dough originated in France or the French were laying claim to have invented croissants, even the ones baked in Singapore. It's a whole new take on copyright.

Speaking of food labels, I switched to another brand of chamomile tea. This one isn't just any old chamomile, the label on the tea bag says: "Quietly chamomile". Like it's a little more soothing than one that's just plain chamomile. (Yes, R, it can only be Australian, sort of on the same basis as Cat's Piss wine.)

I'm looking for something that's louder for a morning drink. "Screaming caffeine" would do, I think. Or how about "Loud, in your face green tea"?


The Cat's Whiskers said...

Hello, "R" here (I'm honoured to be personally singled-out!). You need something like "Fast Lane" tea:

"When your brain’s fried but you need to stay in high gear, grab some FAST LANE … quick!"

It's from a company called "Celestial Seasonings" and nope, it's not Australian but American.


The Cat's Whiskers said...

PS - according to the caffeine meter on the Celestial Seasoning's site, a double espresso rings up 160 on the caffeine scale, and Fast Lane tea at 110, more than drip coffee even.