Thanks to The Huffington Post, yours truly found out about the the latest edition to "Craptacular,Craptacular cuisine," in the form of a candwich.
This ain't no manwich, that's a PB & J sandwich in a can!!
The latest in one stop shopping & craptacular cuisine is an interesting concept.
From what I can gather, it's target market is for people who:
1. Are really busy & don't feel like slapping bread together with PB & J
2. Don't really care about numbers
3. Are OK with spending 12 dollars, plus shipping & handling for four candwiches in a can
4. Think getting a sandwich in a can, complete with plastic utensils, individual servings of peanut butter & jelly and bread that looks like a hotdog bun & does not have to be refrigerated is a good thing.
Yes, it exactly what the name says it is~
I looked all over markonefoods.com for the nutritional info of the"candwich," but ironically, couldn't find that info ANYWHERE on the site.
But after googling the term "candwich," I found a really well written and informative blog post from 5/23/11 about the candwich on IHateMyMessageboard.com
The site's candwich user review is complete with pictures & nutritional info and
I strongly encourage you to checkout that wonderful post by clicking, HERE.
FYI, Tracy, the writer of Ihatemymessageboard.com brings up a really good point about using the candwich for humanitarian relief efforts and feeding those in war torn countries or areas suffering from a natural disaster.
And I have to be honest, I hadn't thought about that.
Conceptually speaking, the food is protected and could be distributed in various ways, be it via Red Cross tents or dropped out of a plane.
All snarkiness aside, i'll admit to that being a positive.
BUT WITH THAT BEING SAID......
I have REAL ISSUES with the candwich, BIG TIME.
Diabetically speaking, one of my issues is in the nutritional numbers, and how those numbers affect a person with diabetes bolusing for the candwich.
1 candwich has a whopping 63 carbs, 480 calories & 22 grams of fat!
That's a LOT of diabetes math for a sandwich in a can.
Not to mention that's a whole lotta coin spent and packaging waste generated for sandwiches in a can!
Plus, I'm trying to stick with whole foods and cut back on the processed foods, thing.
Plus, it just doesn't float my boat.
So, Diabetesalicious minds want to know: What are your thoughts on the candwich and how would you bolus for it?
Has anyone out there on the internetz actually tried a candwich and if so, what did you think and how were your bloodsugars afterwards?