I remember when Fritos used to be so salty, you could not eat them with chapped lips. Because it would sting so bad. Nowadays, Fritos are nothing more than half-baked cornmeal scabs. Where’s the salt?
Chex Mix. You used to have to make it yourself, following the recipe of Charlie Brown. He called for salt. What would Charlie Brown say now? He’d say, “Good grief! What are these saltless pretzels turds doing in this Chex Mix?”
Lay’s potato chips come in a bigger size now. They need more chips because without salt, it’s unsatisfying.
Pretzels. There are only twelve granules of salt on each pretzel. Poor excuse for pretzels. No, Rold Gold. And please don’t presume to be a sponsor of the New England Patriots. Without salt, you are the Buffalo Bills of pretzels.
Triscuits used to be a salty, savory snack. Now they sell themselves as health food. There is no difference between Shredded Wheat and Triscuits without salt! Triscuits tries to fool you with all these different laundry-detergent flavors. Rosemary, Dill, Cracked Pepper. Nice try, Nabisco. But the readers of feedingjimmy.com and I are NOT fooled!
And now, a word from the CEO of feedingjimmy.com
Where did the salt in all of our favorite foods go? It went to the same place where our reverence for the Bible went. It was scraped off and thrown away someplace.
That’s a shame. Because it’s Jesus Christ who said to His disciples, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” (Bible, page 665)
That’s what I feel like doing with Chex Mix nowadays. Throwing it on the ground and trampling on it. Seagulls wouldn’t even eat Chex Mix nowadays. Seagulls need salt. All animals need salt.
When you deny God’s wisdom, and you give yourself over to something else, that’s foolishness. God will completely give you over to foolishness, and you will ironically prove His wisdom.
We’ve taken God and His word out of our hearts and replaced it with science. Which is strange, because science teaches us we’re just animals. But for some reason we’re the only animal who shouldn’t eat salt.
God has rules. They’re for our benefit. We also have freedoms. We can enjoy things in life, such as salt. But here we are, obeying science. But it’s telling us to do things to our detriment, such as abstaining from salt. That doesn’t make sense.
It’s time to reject science. It’s time to turn back to God’s word in the Bible. We can read God’s word while we enjoy some old-fashioned salty snacks.