Vegetables. From time immemorial, moms and dads have tried everything from bribery to blackmail in a futile attempt to convince kids to eat the green, orange, and purple monstrosities that defile their dinner plates. It’s a dark and endless war. Sometimes it seems like all is lost. My fellow parents, please don’t despair. There is hope. There’s Kraft Salad “Frosting.”
That’s right. The good people at Kraft, the innovative company behind Cheez Whiz, Chicken in a Biskit, and Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, have now created a product so fiendishly clever, it’s destined to change parenting forever.
Now, hold up. Before you go and hurl into the sink, let me allay your fears. You see, salad frosting isn’t actually frosting you put on veggies. According to Today, salad frosting “is actually ranch dressing disguised in a frosting tube decorated with a cute confetti pattern. The idea is that kids will be oh-so excited to slather this on their greens.”
In other words, salad frosting is a white lie. But like all lies parents tell their children, it’s absolutely necessary.
So, are you ready to try it out?
Maybe not. According to a poll conducted by SOJO 104.9 (South Jersey’s choice for Top 40 hits), 75% of you believe your kids are too smart to fall for the old “ranch dressing in a pretty tube” trick.
Maybe it’s just as well, because salad frosting isn’t available to the public yet. But pssst… if you’re funny enough, there’s still one way you can get your hands on this magnificent brainchild from the company that rewarded us with Sanka.
“Kraft’s #LieLikeaParent contest invites parents to share their best parenting tall tales on Twitter using the hashtags #LikeLikeaParent and #contest,” says Today. “Kraft will select 1,500 lucky winners based on total likes and originality. Those champs will get their very own sample of Kraft Salad Frosting to share with the kiddos.”
YOUR. OWN. SAMPLE.
Just be quick about it. The contest ends Friday, June 14!