Gruel and unusual diets: Do they work?
The first morning started off fine, and I finished three jars by 9am. The apple and peach dessert with pieces of fruit inside and the lumpy sweet corn were pretty tasty. I also finished the tropical fruit medley, although it was very sweet.
Hunger struck before noon so I opened a jar of Aloha mango chicken – a mild, soupy concoction that I finished without a problem. But my nightmare began when I had my first spoonful of the thick and sludgy tender beef and vegetables. I forced myself to eat more in the next two hours but I figured I didn’t like the taste of peas in it, so I opened the more cheerfully coloured spaghetti with tomatoes and mozzarella. It took me another two hours before giving up and feeling guilty about having only two spoonfuls from each jar. Maybe I was hallucinating, but I could have sworn I saw the babies on the jar caps and labels laughing at me.