Read the small print!

Do you remember the story of my friend who accidentally at dog food on the bike tour? I went to the store today and found a can of Alpo- it really is hard to see where it says it’s dog food! Check it out:


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3 Responses to Read the small print!

  1. dad says:

    Looks good to me, I’m in.

  2. ex-Gooserider says:

    Dog food actually isn’t supposed to be that bad – it does use parts of the critters (and sometimes critters like horses) that aren’t usually considered edible by US standards, but are OK in some other parts of the world… It gets processed enough that it should kill any problematic bugs. etc.

    I am surprised that an American would not be aware of what it was without an explicit label though – Maybe it’s a cultural thing, but even as a non dog-owner, I know that Alpo is dog food, not to mention the Purina label (red flag as they mostly just make animal feeds) and so on…

  3. admin says:

    Ah, the guy who ate the Alpo on the bike tour was from Denmark, and it was his first time seeing Purina or Alpo! It didn’t help that we were riding through areas where the convenience stores were so small that they didn’t have the canned goods separated or sorted into different sections. We had a good laugh about it when I told him what it was!

    The next day I saw his bike leaned against the outside of a restaurant that I couldn’t afford to eat at. I guess he was trying to treat himself and put it behind him!

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