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When Clint is Wrong. So Terribly Wrong

Posted by Rachel R. Vanderveen on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 8:58am.

I have the smartest husband in the world, and he’s usually right about everything. So you can imagine my surprise when I came home from Costco the other day, and showed him this sugar that I bought. (Pictured below)


Now the cost of the sugar was around 10$, if I remember correctly, and when he saw it, he had no idea what it was. So I explained to him that I wanted to experiment with it to see if it would be a good replacement for white sugar in our baking. At a cost of $10, he thought that was madness.

“Why would anyone spend 10 times more money on sugar when white sugar is a fraction of the cost,” he explained.

At this point, my eyebrows are raising and my ears are perking, and I’m looking at him like he’s an alien. And I tell him, “Because, Clint, white sugar is white death. Everyone knows that. It’s just really hard on your body. Glycemic levels are really high, and it’s just generally bad for you.” He then proceeds to tell me that I am MAKING THIS ALL UP! That there is no evidence that white sugar is bad for you, and if there was, he would have heard about it. It would be a “thing,” he claims. People would talk about it.

So I’m stammering and sputtering, wondering how such a huge gap of knowledge has made an inroad in our marriage, because we always know the same things about everything. We’re best friends so we spend all of our time together. My jaw is dropped, and I’m speechless!

“People do talk about it! It is a thing, and if you Google it, you’ll find it everywhere all over the web.”

Well, no way, he still won’t believe me. Of course, nor will he Goggle it because we’re both a little stubborn like that when we know we’re wrong, however, most of the time it’s me in his shoes trying to backpedal.

Anyways, he has since recanted, and I have tried this sugar from Costco on our usual batch of chocolate chip cookies. It tastes excellent and there is no coconut flavour in it. The cookies stayed softer for longer, and although the flavour was slightly different, we couldn’t say it was worse, just different. I guess coconut sugar is considered a super food, so I’d rather use it than white sugar just to take that Glycemic Index down a bit, and put something worthwhile in the baking for the kiddies, rather than the devastating effects of white sugar. I highly recommend this product, even though it is significantly more expensive than white sugar. Worth it in my opinion. You can get it in Costco in the baking isle.

Rachel Vanderveen

The Vanderveen Team
Maxwell South Star Realty
Phone: 403.253.5678 Fax: 403.592.6736

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