A Thousand Words Thursday


Remember there was that drug chart in schools that compared candy to prescription medication. The likenesses were uncanny...and scary for young children! Now packing peanuts look like pale Cheeto Puffs and rat poison comes in little pouches that resemble fruit snacks! Hello!! Children in the home! Yikes.

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  1. Martha in PA said...

    I always thought Cheetos tasted pretty much like packing peanuts! Never been a big fan! Great comparison!

  2. Mel Fraase said...

    Mmmmm "Packing Puffs"! If they're the biodegradeable ones I think they're made of some corn by-product anyway. Shake a little popcorn cheese on them and you've got a whole box full of Cheetos!! Lucky for us I only like the crunchy not the poofy ones!!

  3. Bridgette said...

    Cheeto's do look like packing peanuts. I never even paid attention. I have to agree with Mel Fraase on this one, I like the crunchy one's better. BTW you got the right answer, but I think it was like '86.

  4. Mommy Jamie said...

    I'm glad you chose to post a picture of the Cheetos and packing peanuts and not the gummies and rat poison. Ewwww

  5. Angela said...

    Watch them come out with some White Cheddar Cheetos now. I hope those came in that box by the way. I like to know I'm not the only person who gets chips in the mail.

  6. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

    They do have white cheddar Cheetos (which are my favorite), but I had to get my brain to not protest because they do look like packing peanuts. Princess Nagger loves to play with packing peanuts - much to my dismay...not eat them, luckily, but she likes to turn them into 'snow' by breaking them up into little pieces and scattering them all over...so much NOT fun to clean up! :)

    Happy ATWT! :)

  7. {Kiki} said...

    i have never received packing peanuts in the shape of cheetos. i love cheetos though. especially the stained orange fingers, tongue, and lips. when a package comes with them i take them immmediately away to avoid lil' D getting a hold of them. i take them to the local UPS store. they recycle them. happy ATWT and take care.
    -Kiki

  8. Kimmie said...

    Yes, the resemblance is uncanny.

    And that is why we have so many (crazy) warnings on things these days! lol

  9. Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

    I see what you mean...that is quite similar. Can I eat the Cheetos now? ;)

  10. Sally said...

    I tasted packing peanuts, they pretty much taste like cheetos. You just need some garlic powder and parm and you have a whole box of crappy snacks there!

  11. Dee said...

    that is too funny! My kid would probably try and eat them!

  12. Serendipity is Sweet said...

    I wonder if they use the same type of machine to manufacture them?
    Interesting comparison. If they are biodegradable you can wet the ends and let your kids make statues out of them. They stick together like glue.
    That's probably what happens the the cheetos in your arteries too, lol.

  13. Kristen Andrews said...

    yikes, I hate those peanut things they get everywhere!

  14. Lolli said...

    So, so true. Great picture!!

  15. Shauna - Blah Blah Blog said...

    I LOVE cheese puffs! And I'm sticking to it.

  16. Courtney said...

    OMG i never even thought about that but now seeing the side by side...wow! Companies just can help themselves to make this stuff look fun to kids.

  17. Abby said...

    Mmmm, Cheetos!!!

  18. Colleen said...

    hope they dont think they are white cheddar.

  19. Michelle said...

    That is scary. I hadn't noticed.

  20. Denise said...

    I've seen "organic" cheese puffs at the store that look just like your packing peanuts...probably taste similar too.

    The rat poison & fruit snacks comparison is scary...I don't think eating packing peanuts will hurt anybody. Glad I've never had the need to buy rat poison, my kids LOVE fruit snacks.

  21. Ann said...

    This is really something.

    I called my girls over to look at the picture and they went "Yeah Cheetos!" then I said 'See how much they look like packing peanuts?' And they went "Eewwww".

    Scared Straight! (Maybe not, but it's a start.) Thanks Jen ;->

  22. Heather's Hacienda said...

    I now want cheetos! Thanks Jen!!!! :)

  23. MamaJoss said...

    ummm poofy cheese.

    On a totally crafty note..if you dip the ends on them on wet sponge, you can stick 'em together and make sculptures...then eat 'em.

  24. ShaRhonda said...

    Oh my....thanks for sharing! I'm gonna start playing along! My blog is private though but I would love to add you as a reader, just let me know! Thanks!

  25. Krystyn said...

    Dang it...now I'm going to have to eat some cheetos with my lunch!

  26. Jennifer said...

    Woah! That is crazy!

  27. mom3crazygirls said...

    they would taste the same if it weren't for the powdered cheese!!

  28. Nicolasa said...

    Cheetos are like a drug to me. I can eat a whole bag by myself, no problem!

  29. Kate said...

    Hmm, don't think I'll ever look at them the same way after this...ha!! :D They're my FAV!!!!

  30. Anonymous said...

    Weird that the Cheetah's torso looks EXACTLY like a packing peanut!

    kristin

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