Would you feed this to your kids?

I have a confession to make. One of my favorite things to do when we travel is to go to the grocery store.

It’s true.

You never know what you’ll find on the shelves.

And I should know. In the last year our family has driven through 41 states and I visited at least one grocery store in each. It’s one of the hidden benefits of staying in vacation rental homes or at specialty resorts that include kitchens.

As I’m walking down the aisle I often wonder, does anybody really buy this stuff?

Case in point is the new Shake-N-Pour cupcake mix we spotted at our local Publix supermarket. I’m sorry Betty Crocker but “just add water” doesn’t bolster my confidence in your mix. FYI, I don’t normally use cake mixes, and I never use ones that remove the need for nutritionally beneficial ingredients, like eggs.

If you’ve ever seen Bill Cosby’s Chocolate Cake for Breakfast routine you will know what I mean by “the need for nutritionally beneficial ingredients.” Yes, Dads – and occasionally Moms – will be like Bill and just let them eat cake at six o’clock in the morning.

But what do you think? Is this something you would buy? Maybe use to make cupcakes for your family and/or friends? Or are you thinking, “yuck-o!”

Let me know, and if we get enough comments I might just test out this product and let you know how it tastes.

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