Friday, March 12, 2010

Have You Heard the Good News?

Bizarro is brought to you today by I'll Never Eat Peanut Butter Again.

It isn't often you see a cartoon that combines the darkness of deadly disease with childhood candy icons, and that's just the sort of experience that Bizarro hopes to provide from time to time. I don't know if anyone else likes this cartoon, but I'm sort of proud of it.

I don't eat M&Ms anymore because I'm vegan and they have milk chocolate in them, but I used to love them. It's not so bad to have an ethical reason to avoid things like M&Ms, though (I say that because health reasons wouldn't be enough to keep me away from them). It's a good way to avoid unnecessary calories. I used to be really hooked on milk chocolate and didn't like dark chocolate much at all, but now that it is the only kind I will eat, I've developed a taste for it and love it. I tried a bite of milk chocolate not long ago and thought it was really wimpy. Dark chocolate is actually good for you (if not sweetened with sugar) so it's one of my acceptable vices. As opposed to heroin*, which my doctor told me to cut back on.

*Note to children and gullible adults: I don't use heroin.

Late addition: A reader wrote to me about this post and mentioned that much of the world's chocolate is harvested by slaves (many are children) and that it is important to choose "fair trade" chocolate. Which I always do. I should have mentioned that, thanks for the correction! Here's a quick article explaining that and a list of companies that do and don't use slave chocolate. As of this writing, Mars company, who makes M&Ms still uses slavery cocoa. http://fairchocolate.org/

13 comments:

Benita said...

I have gotten to the point where I prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate, too. Now milk chocolate just is too sweet.

Glad to know the big, yellow M&M doesn't need radiation, though.

hawkgirl said...

At the risk of getting you hooked on "milk chocolate" again, did you know there's a vegan alternative that's very velvety and I think even better than the dairy stuff..."Ricemilk Choco". Photo @ http://www.worldpantry.com/terranostra/img/product/ter-202010.jpg

Beats M&Ms by a mile, too.

Katherine said...

I totally know what you mean, I've come to love dark chocolate since going vegan too. But those GoMaxGo bars are pretty incredible. It's a good thing they're so expensive or I would eat them every day.

elizabeth said...

What about the Dark Chocolate M&Ms?

Prospero said...

Dark chocolate is not only better tasting, its also good for your heart.

patrick said...

Great comic! I really like the ones where it isn't obvious what the punch line might be. By the way, dark chocolate does rule.

Piraro said...

I've had the rice milk chocolate and it is pretty good, you're right.

I don't know if Dark Choco M&Ms are vegan. I've have to read the label. I don't eat much sugar these days, so eating those might throw me back into my addiction. :)

doug nicodemus said...

hahahaha

Jodie said...

I vote for dark chocolate every time. They even have dark chocolate M&Ms now.

John said...

same here.... I grew up on all things milk-derived (even had an Aunt who insisted I drink the warm smelly stuff straight from the udder... well, about 10 minutes freshly squeezed). Nowadays we (me, wife & four spawn, all vegan) get lots of good dark chocolate via www.onfc.ca, specifically, Coco Camino bars, Green & Black's cocoa powder, Endangered Species bars, etc.

David R said...

Is there ever any problem in using something like this (a corporate logo) in a cartoon? I wondered if you ever speculate about the possibility of a lawsuit for something like this. Not that this is offensive, but still.

P.S. Glad to see you'll be at the Cartoon Festival this year - I'll be there!

Lulu said...

"As opposed to heroin*, which my doctor told me to cut back on.

*Note to children and gullible adults: I don't use heroin."

hahahahahaaha. this is golden.
I do not think i could let go of peanut m&m's but good for you.

Yet Another Steve said...

As a gullible adult, I take exception to your blah blah blah HEROIN blah blah blah THINK OF THE CHILDREN blah blah blah.

Well, someone was going to say it. Thought I'd save 'em the trouble.