Wait a second…

So every once in a while, I get a bug in my head about reading the labels on things and seeing just what the companies that make various processed food items think is a reasonable serving size. Tonight, I decided to try it with the ranch dressing packets. I glanced at the box: Serving Size ½ tsp. Okay, I think to myself, fish a half teaspoon out of the silverware drawer, and put it on my salad.

Wait, whu, that’s not much at all. That sucks. There’s not even enough there to dab. They have to have messed that up. Maybe it was tablespoons. Back to the box.

Try reading that again.Photo by retstak

No, that’s definitely teaspoons. But, wait, what is this…

Prepared: 2 tbsp.

And then it all becomes clear — the half teaspoon is a serving size of just the powder, not the prepared mix of powder, milk, and mayonnaise. Whoops.

I think I need to retake reading comprehension.

(Hey, at least I can laugh at my adventures in stupidity.)

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