I took this picture at one of the schools where we teach Bible classes. It is a snack item. The Ministry of Education provides snack items and milk for the kids to eat during school hours. For this particular school, these snacks make up a substantial part of the nourishment some of these kids get daily. While I applaud the effort to give the kids a snack, I am skeptical of their choice of packaging.
That’s right, these tasty little morsels are called “Gang Power.” At least it’s in English. These are flavored Tutti Frutti. Everybody knows that hardened gang members love Tutti Frutti. That word below the name is Portuguese for tattoo. Why not? You get a couple of temporary tattoos so your kid can look like a real gang banger while filling his tummy with fruity goodness. The name makes you wonder if by eating these you suddenly become a super hero. Like Breaking-and-Entering Man or the Incredible Habitual Offender.
Printed inside are instructions for setting up your very own meth lab using common household chemicals. I jest, I jest, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
What was your favorite afterschool snack?