Tuesday, April 17, 2007


This requires two installments to fully describe.

First, before I forget and to whet (or utterly suppress) your appetite, here's my haul of freebies from the SYSCO Spring Food Show that I went to in Hartford today:
  • about 10 pounds of ads and catalogs
  • One bag Terra Chips
  • One bottle Saratoga spring water
  • Hormel pen and sticky-notes set
  • One giant bag of what appears to be every condiment Heinz makes
  • Three McCormick "Big 'n Bold" spice blends packets: "Monterey Style" Roasted Garlic and Red Bell Pepper, "Key West Style" Lemon, Basil and Thyme, and "Grill Mates Montreal Chicken" seasoning
  • One "House Recipe" (aka SYSCO) brand Salt-Free Original Seasoning Blend
  • One bottle Hydrive dragonfruit flavor energy drink
  • A-1 Steak Sauce pen
  • Two individually-packaged Rice Krispies Treats
  • Two packets Crystal Light "On the Go" drink mix
  • One Donna's Delights whoopie pie
  • One bottle Butter-It "trans-fat free liquid butter alternative"
  • One pop-up sponge in the shape of an Idahoan potato
  • Two plastic cockroaches from Ecolab

Stay tuned for more observations from a fake food professional. In a bizarre coincidence, the Connecticut Library Association was having their annual conference in the same convention center today. I am so busted.


At 4:10 AM, Blogger m said...

Amazing how a sponge and some fake roaches are the best things you can pick up at a food show... My mom may still have bottles of Yoohoo and powdered white chocolate fruit dip in the back of the pantry from her days going to grocery trade shows.

Your loot also gives teeth to Nathan's and my derogatory use of "Sysco Truck" for the source of bad restaurant food and my -- perhaps annoying -- habit of asking waitresses if they're about to serve me Sysco salad dressing. That "Italian" stuff is horrible.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Mrs. Delicious said...

Soon, SOON I am going to write up the full story of the Sysco event. Including my (perhaps paranoid) suspicion that every "casual dining" chain in America is actually owned by them. "Sysco Truck" indeed.

At 5:28 AM, Anonymous Dead Author said...


I saw this an INSTANTLY thought you'd like it.

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Mrs. Delicious said...

OH MY GOD BURKE. The GIANT KNIFE DESCENDING! The chunks of cheese wearing Santa hats! The metallic vegetables! Thank you. That song will be in my head all week.


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