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Deli Cole Slaw Surprise


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Deli Cole Slaw Surprise

mcsheridan | Apr 6, 2014 04:38 PM

I had dinner @ my nephew's house this evening. He was making low and slow Bbq ribs, serving with them deli macaroni salad and cole slaw. I like 'em both, so I took a good-sized scoop of each on my plate, added a couple of ribs, and sat at the table to enjoy.

Imagine my surprise when he announced the deli owner made the cole slaw with, as he put it, "Sweet and Low". In truth he wasn't sure of which brand, but only that it was definitely artificial. Thankfully, I hadn't dug a fork into it yet, and off-loaded it to my sister's plate.

I asked my nephew if this was the only cole slaw the deli owner made. Yup.

Now, the owner who made the salad obviously told my nephew. I don't know if it's labeled as such at the deli in question, but I certainly *hope* it is! There are any number of people out there who cannot tolerate one artificial sweetener or another, and shouldn't wind up ingesting them by accident.

I don't have any tolerance issues with artificial sweeteners; I just refuse to ingest them on principle (and taste).

Has anyone else heard of such a thing? Locally-made deli slaw on the "down-low"? I know there are numerous recipes for low-cal cole slaw out there, but would never have expected an encounter like this one.

Plus... WAAAAAH! I never got to enjoy cole slaw with my ribs!

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