Unfortunately, the kids were rather hungry, so it took one whole sandwich and part of another before, one by one, they each said that they didn’t really like the taste or smell of the sandwiches at all! We took the remainder of one of the uneaten sandwiches home with us to experiment with it firsthand. We placed the sandwich on a plate on our picnic table outside, waiting to see if ants, flies, or any animals would be interested.
That poor lonely sandwich sat out on that picnic table for hours and hours with no takers. Could it be that ants and other insects know more about REAL food than we do? Ants, squirrels, and even ducks (which seem to eat most anything) don’t want PB&J Uncrustables! Finally, during the night, a desperate raccoon had pity and ate the sandwich. I had hoped that nothing would have touched it for days, but the kids reminded me that raccoons regularly eat garbage, so eating that sandwich made sense for them. Hmmm. The kids equated the Uncrustable with garbage! Maybe all was not lost with our little experiment after all!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist