Two years ago, I did a 12-day Cool Whip experiment to demonstrate to my daughter the impact of chemicals on food…and on us.
The outcome was so bizarre, it left quite an impression.
And, I shared the results in this very post. But, I felt the need to “refresh” the post and revisit the experiment after what unfolded yesterday.
Talk about the power of “seeing is believing,” last night—two years later—we were out a restaurant with the family. When our waiter brought my daughter a glass of hot chocolate with whipped cream on top, she gleefully dove in with a spoon. Scooping up a dollop, she noticed it was unusually thick. She tasted a bit.
Then turned to me and whispered,
“daddy, this tastes like Cool Whip”
…and promptly slid the glass away.
To understand why, you’ve got to see what unfolded in the original experiment…
It all started as a simple way to demonstrate to my daughter the difference between real-food and fake food. But, man-oh-man, did this thing go horribly wrong!
As the son of a mad-baker, I had a lot off whipped-cream growing up. But, not the kind you get from a can or a plastic tub. Mom used to whip it up fresh from heavy cream, vanilla and sugar. Okay, so we know that’s not the best thing for your body these day…but wait’ll you see this!
The Great 12-day Cool Whip experiment…documented in photos!
I decided to do a little experiment to see just how fake some food was and show my daughter, because pictures speak so much louder than words. So, I picked up a small tub of Cool Whip Lite whipped “topping,” and I also made up a quick batch of fresh whipped-cream. I dropped a big scoop of each into two little bowls and set them on the table.
Not surprising, within minutes, the real stuff began to melt away to nothing. An hour later, it was just a puddle of cream and sugar.
But, what unfolded next not only shocked, but horrified us…
The Cool Whip appeared unchanged…for 12 straight days!
Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
After Day 12, I finally got the guts to touch it and found that it had begun to harden into a plastic-like substance…
So, I decided to run two final tests on it…
The sideways gravitational-pull study…
and, the drawing-a-smiley-face-on-it study…
Sufficed to say…my little girl won’t be eating Cool Whip anytime soon!
So, can I get a nice, juicy, collective YYYUUUCCCKKKK in the comments?
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