(April 8, 2014) Food Challenge: We Found 172 Ingredients for Just 48 Cents!
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ― Hippocrates, Father of Medicine
In a follow-up to our report on the TV dinner which had a whopping 196+ ingredients for just $2.22, we challenged ourselves to find a food with the most ingredients for the lowest cost.
What we found was that we were able to purchase a food with an astounding 172 different ingredients listed on the back for just 48 cents!
And yes, it’s another frozen TV dinner-ish type thing.
Less really is more. Is it wrong of me to ask what business we even have eating a highly industrial, processed food product with nearly 200 ingredients anyway? If we don’t actually know what it is, should we really be eating it?
On the flipside, do you know how many hours it would take someone to sit and actually research all the ingredients contained within this one product? It goes without saying (but I’m going to say it anyway) that if someone is buying a frozen meal, they might not even feel like they have time to cook something healthier for themselves, let alone try to interpret the Chinese radio instructions printed on the back of the box.