Monday, August 18, 2008

This warning label is nuts

To quote Dave Barry, "I swear I am not making this up."

My wife bought some pine nuts from Costco, she is going to make pesto. It's a big bag of pine nuts, just under five cups. Most of the bag is clear, so when you look at it, the main visual impact is - pine nuts.

I looked at the back of the bag to see if there were instructions for toasting them. No dice. There was a recipe for pesto, though. And right under it there was a warning with the following...

Allergy Information:
Contains pine nuts

That reminds me of a time recently when my four year old, Vic, asked his six year old brother Max what he was allergic to.

"Me?" Max questioned.

"You're allergic to yourself?" Vic shot back.

The obvious is not for everyone, but those that need it cling to it with all they've got, don't they?