Be warned. This is a topic that makes tempers flare. Passions run high on this one. You might get angry reading this post. You’re either going to be FOR or AGAINST this, and I really hope our friendship doesn’t suffer.
So here’s how Gogurt-gate 2013 got started.
So innocently. I was at the grocery store after work on Tuesday, and as always, was on the lookout for things to put in the boys’ lunchboxes that are at least mildly healthy, not too expensive, and that they might actually eat. I spied a pack of 8 Simply Gogurts (Strawberry flavored) and put them in my cart. The boys love “pink” yogurt (Yoplait Strawberry, only in the big container, as the small containers have chunks of strawberries, and chunks are unacceptable) and these tubes looked like a good bet. When I got home, I put them in the freezer, as I’d heard others do, so they would stay cold until lunchtime.
When the boys got home from school, I was pleased to see that the Gogurts were not in their lunchboxes anymore. I quizzed them on whether or not they’d eaten them, and I got yeses across the board. Success!
And then one of them mumbled that his assistant teacher said that Gogurts weren’t allowed because they were too sticky. I thought this was weird (I mean, aren’t kindergartners sticky all the time anyway?) so I went on Facebook and polled my friends list to see if Gogurt was allowed at their school. I guess I should have specified that I put the Simply Gogurts in their lunchboxes, but really, the point wasn’t that I sent the kind without artificial colors and HFCS. The point was that they were too sticky for lunch.
80+ comments later, the only thing I can say for sure is that Gogurt is a very polarizing subject.
PS I emailed the school principal, and I will abide by what he says. I certainly don’t want to get on the bad side of any of their teachers.
PSS I just had a good idea. I bought a pack of four of these to put applesauce in for Linus, so maybe I’ll get some more and fill them with pink yogurt myself. Should be neater.