Eat the Easter Basket Grass?

When we were kids, playing with the plastic “grass” was so much fun.  Now that I am a parent myself, ummmm no it isn’t so much fun.  I swear...
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When we were kids, playing with the plastic “grass” was so much fun.  Now that I am a parent myself, ummmm no it isn’t so much fun.  I swear I have found that pesky grass months later all over my house.  The answer to the Easter grass woes is edible Easter grass, or not?  First, like the plastics it doesn’t look like grass.  Second, the awful taste.  Riverfront times said it perfectly, “Alas, edible Easter grass doesn’t even contain sugar. It’s sweetened with aspartame, perhaps so that the grass doesn’t become sticky in humid conditions. The other main ingredients are potato and corn starches.  The resulting texture is like munching away at a foam carry-out container, and the bland, faintly sweet taste is equally disappointing. The vaguely green apple flavor quickly faded, and as we chewed and chewed and chewed, suddenly the realization hit us: Edible Easter grass tastes like a wad of communion hosts. While the paschal relevance of communion hosts to Easter morning is appropriate, Gut Check was brought up never to chew the host. Incidentally, edible Easter “confetti” has also recently saturated store shelves, usually placed next to or nearby edible Easter grass. In Gut Check’s experience, the confetti was as much of a taste letdown as the grass, and both present a less-than-responsible message to children: Hey kids, confetti is edible! From now on, you should view confetti as a treat, not a choking hazard.”

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/foodblog/2012/03/29/best-and-worst-easter-candy-countdown-edible-easter-grass-worst

Yuck!!!

I think we at Edgyplate will stick with the month’s long hunt to find the plastic grass, thank you.  Like the saying always goes, “to each their own.”

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