The Trail Mix Trials
Feeding an Addiction or Feeding Your Face?

If I Ever Use the Word Nosh …

You have my permission to kick me in the head.  Don’t know what it is about that word, but it invokes my gag reflex. 

I picture someone with a pink, popped-collar polo shirt laughing ostentatiously while holding the hand of some waif-like, blond girlfriend named Muffy, who is wearing a very small tennis outfit.

Let's go have a nosh at the club, Muffy.

Let's go have a nosh at the club, Muffy.

Say what it is, for God’s sake … it is a snack by all definitions.  Look, I even consulted the dictionary, and this is what it said:

Nosh:

–verb (used without object)  1. to snack or eat between meals.

–verb (used with object)   2.  to snack on: They noshed peanuts and cookies while watching television.

–noun  3.  a snack.

(source: Dictionary.com)

The reason I bring it up is because I found an article entitled, “Noshing with Barry and Michelle,” which covers the President and his wife’s eating habits. (click here for full story)

And wouldn’t you know, President Obama is a trail mix enthusiast?!  The article talks about the new book  called “The Obama Menu: Dining with Barack Obama.”  An excerpt states that the leader of the free world likes:

This would hit the best-seller list if he was eating a bag of trail mix on the cover.

This would hit the best-seller list if he was eating a bag of trail mix on the cover.

“pie (lots of pie) waffles, scallops, tilapia, trail mix, Dentyne Ice, Fran’s Chocolates from Seattle, Hawaiian Plate Lunch, Italian food, Mexican food …”

So there you have it … trail mix is a snack that transcends all classes – from presidents to peons.  The article also states that President Obama is younger than his other presidential counterparts, thus making him a more progressive eater.  Well, who knew that we trail mix people were so … uh … progressive (am I stretching too far here??)?

Whether you’re a fan of our 44th President or not, by my standards if any one was suited to use the word “nosh,” it should be someone holding the highest seat in the land.  I’ll let it slide this time.  😉

Wonder if we could make Mr. Obama a fan of the trials … ?

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