We’ve just had our first school fundraiser come home. I’m trying to wrap my head around it. It’s not a lamington drive, or a car wash, or a bake sale. It’s tubs of cookie dough. Not just little tubs, either, no. It’s 1.3kg tubs of cookie dough, in 8 different flavours, selling for the low cost of $16/tub. The dough is freezable AND re-freezable! You can thaw it out and it will last up to 4 weeks in your fridge, or you can re-freeze it. It makes over 50 large cookies or 100 snack sized cookies.
I’ve been trying to refrain from getting on my soapbox about this but I can’t help myself any more. I find it somewhat amusing and somewhat disgusting, that less than 2 months ago I was handed a bunch of paperwork that included a section on ensuring we are sending healthy lunch boxes to school for our kids. And here comes the first fundraiser – enough dough to make 100 cookies. I know it doesn’t have to all be made and eaten at once. But I wonder about the nutritional value of something that can be thawed out and last for up to 4 weeks. And as someone who has struggled with her weight for as long as she can remember, and is finally starting to win the war, I’m torn between having responsible food in my house, and helping the school raise money for more car parks. Maybe we can just make a donation, in lieu of cookies?
So folks, parents, food-conscious lovelies, am I making a mountain out of a mole hill? Am I over reacting?
And while I’m at it, how many tubs would you like to buy?