Every pregnant mama has their cravings and this expecting mama is no exception. During my first pregnancy, I craved very rare, bloody red meat. During my second pregnancy, I guzzled gallons of ginger ale.
This time around, I can’t enough of the Cap’n.
At first, I tried to stay true to my organic and natural food habits by eating Mother’s Peanut Butter Bumpers, but my 4 y.o. and I were consuming the cereal far too quickly. So to be more cost effective, I decided to fall back on the genetically modified good ol’ Cap’n Crunch.
See, everyone has their sell out point and I will quickly adjust my values for everyday low prices. At Wal-Mart, this handsome fellow is half the price of its organic counterpart and twice the size. And since I having been supersizing my portions, I decided it was time to set sail with the Cap’n.
To rid myself of the organic guilt, I decided to compare the labels to see if the products had any similarity. The first three ingredients were nearly the same. Mother’s contains corn flour, molasses, and peanut butter. The Cap’n contains corn flour, sugar and peanut butter. Therefore, I rationalized it by convincing myself that sugar is sugar whether it is refined white cane, honey or molasses. All right, so maybe molasses has a lower glycemic index than sugar, but I’ll worry about that when I go for my gestational diabetes test. In the meantime, just leave me alone with my man.
But then, I happened upon a very interesting and tasty bit of information on the Cap’n’s nutritional label. Funny enough, there’s 100% daily value of folic acid. Of course, every pregnant mama knows the importance of folic acid. I had found a true treasure in my happy box of cereal.
With that, I felt much better about the generous amounts of golden treasure I have been shoveling in me. Now, if only could hide me booty.