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sort of crappy dawn

Filed under: — adrian @ 8:19 pm

Is this labelling really necessary?

5 Responses to “sort of crappy dawn”

  1. Patrick Says:

    That’s pretty funny. Sub-par Dawn.

  2. Colin Says:

    If they needed to say anything at all (which they didn’t) they should have said something like “regular”, “value” or (my favorite) “classic”.

    On a related note, I got a major leg cramp during the night a few days ago. My mother-in-law probably correctly surmised that it was due to a potassium deficiency. So, my wife got me some potassium supplements at CVS. Guess how much of your daily value these potassium supplements contain… 3%. That’s right, 3%. Who are these made for? If I’m already getting 97%, do I really need to take a supplement to get the extra 3%? I’ll just eat an extra leaf of spinach instead. And, if I’m not already getting 97%, then how is taking a supplement with only 3% helping me? I determined that the entire bottle contains 3 days’ daily values of potassium! I’d have to take 33 tablets a day to get 100% of my daily value from these tablets! By comparison, the magnesium supplements have 63% of your daily value and the calcium supplements have 50% of your daily value. Those seem reasonable: take two tablets and be at or above 100%. With the potassium tablets, take two and be at 6%. My solution was to get “salt substitute”, which is a substitute for table salt made for people on restricted sodium diets. It contains potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride. 1/4 teaspoon of this stuff contains 17% of your daily value for potassium. So, a single teaspoon of it contains 68% of your daily value. And, it’s cheap. I don’t recommend ingesting it straight or even dissolving it in water. However, if you’re looking to up your potassium intake, think about adding this into your diet and forget about taking any potassium supplements.

  3. adrian Says:

    That’s a pretty pathetic potassium supplement.

    This site has a list of potassium rich foods and you can check nutrition info of just about anything here. Apparently you need 3.5g a day. A medium banana has .462g and a can/ bottle of beer has .096g. You can get all your daily potassium from just 36.5 beers! You’d better get started, Colin.

  4. Colin Says:

    My wife pointed out tonight that we, too, have “non-ultra” Dawn. It’s been sitting on the edge of our sink for weeks and I never noticed…

    I’ll get started on those beers now.

  5. Jesse Says:

    the merits of the beer challenge continually reveal themselves.

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