===originally posted on February 4, 2011===
Ahh, back to our regularly scheduled program.
I have a problem with people saying that I have too much free time now that I’m an official SAHM. I don’t think I have too much free time, it’s just now I have an additional 10+ hours a day in which I am not an indentured servant to a crazy person.
I’m a slave to two crazy people, but I digress.
One thing I discovered today in my pantry was a Kroger brand can of “Veri-Green” green beans. Gee, if it’s spelled incorrectly, it MUST be good, right?
Veri beani. It’s supposed to be fresher and greener than regular green beans, so I had to compare.
And not just compare, but document my comparison. Gross. These pictures are not edited. Here’s the side by side:
This is a serious color discrepancy. I told you I was boring.
My first thought was, well shit, no one wants to eat olive colored green beans when you can have the fresher greener green beans. And then I smelled it. It was close, but not quite. I did not taste it. Then I decided to look at the label:
Lots of sciency stuff. TL;DR, but here are the highlights:
-used as a fireproofing agent and in fabric “refresheners” such as Febreze.
-Historically a dilute aqueous solution of zinc chloride was used as a disinfectant…is also used in some commercial brands of antiseptic mouthwash.
-Zinc chloride is a skin and respiratory irritant according to its MSD
Also note that “VERI-GREEN is a trademark of the Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc“, a leading supplier of aerosol packaging, beverage packaging, food packaging and metal closures.
Um…don’t eat Veri-Green green beans, okay?