We eat a lot of granola bars around here. I love to cook breakfast food; I do, just not until evening. First thing in the morning I might burn the house down! So I stock up on granola bars whenever they are on sale. This time Fiber One Bars just happened to be one of the coupons offered at Costco so I picked those up along with another brand I had never tried that there was also a coupon for.
Everyone was excited to try the new Oats and Chocolate bars! Boy are they good! The chocolate on them is extra good, not like the waxy chips on other brands. We all had at least one for breakfast every day for about four days. Yep it took me that long. I was sitting on the couch folding laundry with the girls thinking, “Hmm, I have had an unusual amount of gastrointestinal problems the last few days. What on earth have I done differently?” My little boy had, had diarrhea several times. So I got to thinking that maybe it wasn’t just me. “Girls have you had extra trouble with…uh…tooting lately?” They all looked around sheepishly before admitting that yes in fact they too were having issues.
“I thought it was just me!” they said. “It happened in front of my friends!” one confessed.
That’s when it hit me. “FIBER One bars!” It was like the photo of the box was instantly uploaded to my mind. “Oh course!” I burst out laughing. “It’s those bars we’ve been eating that’s been giving us the toots!” We laughed and laughed. They are now dubbed the tooting bars around here. You’d think no one would want them any more, but that’s not the case. They are so good everyone is eating them anyway…on days we don’t plan on seeing anyone!
After realizing it was the bars causing all of our pain, I inspected the box several times and still it just looked like a regular box of granola bars. Then I finally found a little blip on the bottom of the box that read, “Gradually increase fiber over time to help decrease gastrointestinal discomfort.” Aha! Now normal people would probably not need a neon sign, but then again I’m not normal. Nope. I must embarrass myself and this time I took my whole family with me!