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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Food in Film: Kibble

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...

… Kibble

I went through a stage of pushing fiber on my family in the form of bran muffins and bran cereals. One morning my husband prepared a bowl of cereal with milk. He took a bite, then added heaps of sugar. It was still disgusting but he dutifully continued eating, thinking, I don't care if this is good for me, it tastes like crap!

Then the kids entered the kitchen and exclaimed, "Dad! Why are you eating the cat food??"

In my defense, I had put the bulk kibble in a plastic container and placed it on the floor of the pantry with the cat food!

In his defense, the plastic container happened to be a Tupperware cereal keeper.

He could learn from this scene in The Secret Life of Pets (2016): Chloe shoves her kibble aside!

I can learn from the scene, too: Be more finicky, like a cat. If a food doesn't taste amazing, don't eat it. (More on that topic tomorrow.)

However, part of this clip is painfully funny because I relate to Chloe at the refrigerator. She tries to resist eating the turkey, but gives in, gorges... and then... she spies... the cake....

Scene: Meet Chloe (Lake Bell, voice) 

So, fess up... do your eating habits resemble finicky Chloe or compulsive-eater Chloe? (Or both?)

Have you eaten dog or cat kibble? (Or both?)

Have you dutifully eaten horrid tasting food because it was supposedly good for you?

31 comments:

  1. That story is too funny. Not for your hubby, but funny nonetheless. I hated kale for quite some time but I have learned to enjoy it cooked in food. Still will not eat it raw. I had to make a raw kale salad in culinary class years ago and nothing I added made it taste like anything I wanted to eat. Yuck!

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    1. Thankfully, my husband has a great sense of humor and thinks the incident was funny. (He gave me permission to use it.)

      Agreed. Raw kale by itself is not tasty. Ick. I do like kale in soup, though, and I made kale chips once and the oil and sea salt helped a bit. Never made it again, though.

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  2. I admit I had to Google the word Kibble as I'd not heard it before. The first thing I found was Nita Kibble, a writer who popped her clogs in 1962! Then I found the edible variety so thanks to you I've learned 2 things today. To answer your question - no I haven't on either count!

    Another day in Amble Bay!

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    1. You made me laugh out loud. I had never heard of Nita Kibble, so I had to Google her name AND the term "popped her clogs" so now thanks to you I also learned 2 things today!

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  3. I just wrote that I love to try this food... but not this!
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    1. I hear ya! I like trying new recipes, but I'll pass on the kibble. (Although, I baked some homemade doggie treats for my "grand-doggers" using peanut butter and they were kind of tasty.)

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  4. Years ago, my dad used to work shifts. After one particularly gruelling one, he came home late in the morning, after Mom had left for work and we'd gone to school, so he made himself a sandwich and went to bed. When we got home, he complained to my mother that the canned hash she bought tasted worse than ever. It was the extra dog food which I'd put in the fridge earlier that morning.From that day onward, any leftover dog food had to stay in the can.

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    1. That's funny!!! Although the thought of eating canned dog food makes me shudder. Gross.

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  5. Years ago, my dad used to work shifts. After one particularly gruelling one, he came home late in the morning, after Mom had left for work and we'd gone to school, so he made himself a sandwich and went to bed. When we got home, he complained to my mother that the canned hash she bought tasted worse than ever. It was the extra dog food which I'd put in the fridge earlier that morning.From that day onward, any leftover dog food had to stay in the can.

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  6. I've never eaten cat or dog food but I have a very clear memory of my brother and his friend sitting up in a tree eating Snap dog biscuits - beats me why - they tasted awful (you could tell by the smell!)
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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    1. Sitting up in a tree eating dog biscuits? That does sound nutty! Brothers are weird. I know, because I have 5 of them.

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  7. That was a funny story, though I am sure it wasn't so for your husband! I am neither compulsive or finicky in general, but pregnancy has made me turn my nose up at anything that doesn't smell or taste just right!

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    1. Oh my. Pregnancy can change up the tastebuds, that's for sure!

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  8. I haven't eaten Kibble - but I have eaten Pets Mince. (Gross!) I was ill, and my husband followed my directions to make a cottage pie with the mince that's "in the top of the fridge". Only after I'd forced it down, wondering how he'd managed to make such an awful flavour out of good steak mince, did he comment, "By the way, it wasn't in the top of the fridge.It was below, in with the vegetables, that I realised what had happened. K is for Kindle and KDP as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

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    1. "Pet Mince" is a new term for me. That wouldn't taste great on a good day, let alone when you are already ill! Yuck!

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  9. Ha ha, healthy food does sometimes taste like kibble. When my kids were babies, I'd sometimes hear that my mommy friends tasted the baby food... but I never had the guts. No salt or sugar added? No thank you.

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    1. My husband loved feeding our babies the vanilla custard baby food. They didn't get much... he ate the lion's share. I tasted it once and never saw the attraction. (But, hey, we're talking about the same man who ate cat food.)

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  10. Omg, that's a crazy story! =) Never owned any pets, so I have never eaten any pet food by mistake.
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    1. Ah, that's a plus side of not owning pets! We haven't had pets for several years, and now and then I miss it... but I'm quite happy to just visit our kids and see theirs.

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  11. I was in Costco just the other day and grabbed a free sample from one of the vendors. It LOOKED like a chip of some sort....but tasted horrible! I looked back at the vendor and saw a bag of dog treats near him....yikes! I threw it away but was glad of the explanation and that it wasn't just a horrible-tasting people-snack.

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    1. Sorry, but that made me laugh!! But thanks to you, I'll be careful next time I'm at Costco. I'm a sucker for their samples!

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  12. Oh this was funny. I've never eaten dog or cat food by mistake as I don't have any pets right now. Thanks for dropping by my post

    Suzy at SomedaySomewhere Kite flying

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    1. We don't have any pets right now, either. It's been years since we've had one, and yet there are still times when I drop food on the kitchen floor and expect the dog to come running to "clean it up."

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  13. I don't think I've eaten pet food. I was told my sister ate dog food as a kid though. I haven't seen this movie but I really want to. Girl Who Reads

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    1. I wonder if your sister ate the dog food on purpose.

      I watched the movie with my grandkids. It has some fun moments... and a few strange ones... but over-all was fairly good.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the humor! We still chuckle over it.

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  15. I'm laughing out loud at the thought of your husband eating kibble!

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    1. We laugh about it, too. Good thing he has a sense of humor!

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  16. Oh my, how gross yet funny haha! I ate dog kibble once as a kid because my brother tricked me into thinking it was good. Spoiler alert: it wasn't. I suppose I'd fall into the finicky eater category (both then and now).

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    1. I had a brother trick me into eating a bite of bitter baking chocolate. At least that's better than dog kibble!

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