The Chicago Tribune has rounded up a series of experts to tell us exactly why we shouldn’t send them out to fill a bowl with snow and dig in. Yeah, I wanted to call grinch on them too.
Growing up in the frozen hinterlands of upstate New York (or, as fellow Strollerderby blogger Madeline has referred to the Catskills, “God’s country”), we favored snow for everything for brushing our teeth when the electric went out to soaking in maple syrup and eating for a midnight snack.
But then I started reading the list of just what you’re ingesting when you munch on a bunch of white fluff. It reads sort of like one of those “The Truth” ads about cigarettes. Come on, who doesn’t want to suck down a spoonful of acid rain, bacteria, sulfates, nitrates and lead?
Bet they taste really good with maple syrup.
Source: The Chicago Tribune