Going By Shape
July 25, 2011 14 Comments
I get a chuckle out of the rise of ‘flatbreads’. “I want something light; I’ll have my sandwich on flatbread.” Essentially a whole generation has gotten the idea that if the bread they eat is smooshed flat instead of puffy because it rose, it doesn’t count as bread.
Because of the shape.
Now sure, I guess it could be true on average that if someone eats a ‘wrap’ instead of a sandwich on French bread, that average eater does indeed end up eating less starches. I don’t really know, I haven’t gotten out the calipers and the calorie/carb counts. But neither have most of the people who eat ‘flatbread’.
They’re literally just going by shape.
One of these days I need to make a list of Dumb Stuff I Think People Think. This is going on it.