It had been a while and I had one thing on my mind:
Sunflower Seed Butter.
Yes, that was my mission as I entered
my happy place Whole Foods. I intended to make my own, but I remain undecided as to whether that is actually cheaper in the end.
I headed over to pick up my favorite –MaraNatha Sunflower Seed Butter.
But to my displeasure they were out of stock.
Then, to what my wondering eyes should appear but this little beauty. On sale, no less. $4.99.
I got super excited because I had found the coon!
A certain friendly awesome* of mine had sent me this photo. There is an inexorable mind link for some of my friends between me and PBJ. I love it.
(*Two adjectives can make one noun in my Missyese.)
She asked if I had tried that nut butter brand before but I’d never seen it – but I got a kick out of that raccoon on the label. So when I saw it in the store I thought “Stacy!”
Stacy is inexorably linked in my mind with supreme awesomeness. So the Sunflower Butter was purchased.
In the middle of a serious spoonage sesh on the couch I remembered the reason I only buy Maranatha Brand.
It is the only one with no sugar. (If you missed it, I don’t like sugar.)
I flipped the jar over and yup.
Not just sugar, but evaporated Cane juice. Evaporated cane juice as the second ingredient!
This week I really mean it. For real ‘do.
I’m okay with it and glad it happened. I will be consuming the rest of this butter and I don’t give a coon’s azz. Yes, I am still leery of it but I am swallowing all those thoughts because it’s JUST FOOD.
There was a time when there is no way this would have made it in my cart because I obsessed over food labels (ingredients) determined to stick to my meal plan. I never forgot to check.
There was a time when I would have pawned the open container off on my family – never to be consumed by me again.
But not now.
I am glad that I have a little wiggle room, it makes me feel sane.
PLUS I now know the story behind the coon.
Sorry to bore you, this was kind-of sort of a big deal that turned into the most inconsequential thing ever.
In summary: I bought sunflower seed butter and ate it.