13 Food Gifts NOT to Give
Considering an edible holiday present? Before you hit the mall, check out this list of food gifts it's best to avoid.
By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
We've all gotten them at one time or another: gifts of food that were disappointing or misguided, even comical. Sometimes it isn't the gift itself that doesn't work so much as the match between the gift and the recipient.
For example, I was the goofball who, with all the best of intentions, gave a Starbucks gift card to a music teacher at my daughter's school. It didn't occur to me that he might be a Mormon (see No. 7 in the list below).
Here's another example: I was once given dark chocolate as a gift, when anyone who knows me well knows that I prefer milk chocolate. (The giver in this instance happened to be my mother.)
So, with some personal experience and some tongue-in-cheek reflections on gifts from Christmases past, here is my list of 13 food gifts NOT to give:
Published December 14, 2006.
SOURCES: Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux, 2002, by Elaine Magee MPH, RD. Candy Warehouse web site. H. Dixon Taylor, DDS, orthodontist, Concord, Calif.
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic and the author of numerous books on nutrition and health. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.
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