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2016 December 24

Impossible gelt label

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Tonight was the first night of Chanukah, so my wife gave our son some Chanukah gelt (foil-covered chocolate coins) for playing dreidel.  He noticed an anomaly on the label:

Can you spot the problem on this label?

Can you spot the problem on this label?







He noticed that though the serving size was only 15g, there were 8g of fat and 9g of carbohydrates.  Because fats and carbohydrates are disjoint sets, this means that there 17g of fats and carbohydrates. I then noticed that of the 8g of fat, 20g were saturated! This chocolate must really pack a strong punch, with 20g of saturated fats and 9g of carbohydrates in only 15g!

Based on the normal fat and sugar content of milk chocolate, I believe that the label should have 5g of fat, 3g of which are saturated, but it is hard to be sure, as low-quality milk chocolate varies so much in composition.

Incidentally, our family celebrates both Chanukah and Christmas, though we are neither Jewish nor Christian—we also put up a small Festivus pole and celebrate the Winter Solstice with solstice cookies—we just feel a need for a lot of holidays mid-winter (even though winter here is like spring in most of the USA).

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