This morning on my way to gainful employment, I stopped for my pre-dawn repast of a coffee at my regular coffee emporium, and also purchased a muffin (which I planned to inhale during my mid morning break a few hours later.)
When I asked for said muffin however, I was told that this morning, they only had gluten free muffins.
"Okay, I’ll still have it" I responded, not knowing of course the impact that a lack of gluten was going to create later on.
The muffin looked just the same, packaged as it was in it's neat, clear plastic container, so I wasn’t expecting much difference in taste.
Anyway, I finished my coffee before starting work for the day, and then as my mid morning break approached a short time ago, I did the usual 20 seconds in the microwave with the muffin to warm it through.
Post a soothing dart, I returned to enjoy what looked like a very nice muffin …… until I took it out of its container.
It took one look at the fresh air and the lack of constraints now around it, and simply fell into a hundred pieces right there in front of me on my desk.
This is obviously why the 12 yr old serving me this morning, looked at me sideways, knowing what was to occur.
Thus, it would appear based on my scientific observations, that in fact, gluten is the thing that holds stuff together ….. and without it, we like our muffins, are all doomed for a quick demise as we will simply fall apart.
It then begs the question ….. if we need gluten to keep us together, why are so many people pushing this gluten free approach?
Do they want us to fall apart, and if so, what else do they plan on taking gluten out of? Are we to pull up at the checkout counters of the future with just bags of crumbs?
I for one, have rapidly grown to love gluten (as of about half an hour ago), and I think everyone should rally against this “anti gluten” crusade.
One of the joys in life, is biting into a nice muffin ……. And not having to hoover it up in order to eat it.