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Old 08-29-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default "Serving Size: 1.5 Olives"

Who writes these food labels? Do they really think that anybody ever really eats a half of an olive?

"I can't possibly eat this second one, I'll have to split it with somebody!"

"Oh waiter, can I get a doggie bag for the other half of this olive?"

Sheesh!

That said, the Mezzetta jalapeno stufffed green olives truly rock!!
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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I'm a fan of the garlic stuffed ones myself, but I agree! What is up with the 1.5 olive thing? I usually just eat 3 to make it easy on myself.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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That's ok, I'm still puzzled over how I can eat all the lime flavored dill sandwich pickles I want for 0 calories, but I can only have 4 bread and butter pickle slices (not the long ones, the circles) for 25 calories. They both come from cucumbers!!
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Christine, the bread and butter pickles are AWSOME, but they have LOTS of sugar in them, that is why they are restricted....
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:34 PM   #5
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Great minds think alike -- I did have three! With a tarted up V8 on the rocks, that is my scaled down version of cocktail hour these days, that is a MAJOR craving category for me: SOMETHING SALTY WITH DRINKS!!!

I can walk away from the dessert table 90% of the times, but chips/salsa/margaritas, OMG, stand behind me Satan and DON'T PUSH!

I'm sure that most of the weight I gained is due to stuff I ate in between and/or before meals, rather than the meals themselves....

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I'm a fan of the garlic stuffed ones myself, but I agree! What is up with the 1.5 olive thing? I usually just eat 3 to make it easy on myself.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:00 AM   #6
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Christine, the bread and butter pickles are AWSOME, but they have LOTS of sugar in them, that is why they are restricted....

Mt. Olive has bread and butter pickles made with Splenda. I can eat 6 for zero calories. Which in my mind means I can eat the whole jar for zero calories.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:05 PM   #7
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You're supposed to bite that second olive in half, and hurl the remaining half at the idiot who came up with that serving size.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:16 PM   #8
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I feel you... the nutrition labels are ridiculous with the serving size... I have often thought the same thing!

But I will say that I do NOT like green olives, and the only pickles I like are the bread and butter ones :P My top disliked condiments are probably green olives, pickles and mustard. I know, I'm weird... :P
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:49 PM   #9
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Yeah, whoever decides serving size is nuts. Recently I went to visit my aunt for lunch in her convent and had creamed chipped beef ("SOS") over mashed potatoes. Stouffer has SOS, it's <200 calories a serving so should be reasonably calorie-counter-friendly (probably a mite high in sodium though), but the trouble is it's one large packet with 2.5 servings! Can't Stouffer make it just as easily in single-serving packs?
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