I am seriously confused. The other day when I was subbing a local school, the lunch program served, what to me, was a totally new product. Everyone was wandering around with an Ariba Old Dutch chip bag and a plastic fork. I didn't want to seem to nosy so I just asked what the lunch was. Taco salad.
Whoa...then I googled Old Dutch to see how this could be a new product. After all, I had seen iceberg lettuce, hamburger and, of course, taco chips in the bag. Oh, yeah, there was an orangey dressing. None of it looked very appetizing BUT it was quick and easy. The bag was even slit open.
It turns out that this is a new food truck item as well. Ingredients are added to the chip bag (there is lots of room because of the space left to ensure chips aren't crushed in shipping) and I guess you mix it yourself. The horrifying part is that people will think they are "eating healthy." Salads are healthy, aren't they? You could make a taco salad at home in your own kitchen. There is even protein, the ground beef or reasonable facsimile and there might have been cheese or a reasonable facsimile. It's conveniently healthy. You don't have to go to all that cooking and cutting and packaging yourself. Just plunge in your plastic fork and you're good to go.
I turns out you can just do this at home if you really want...add your taco salad to a bag of chips. I just don't get it. Why would you put the ingredients in the chip bag when you can eat it at home, comfortably. with metal utensils and an actual plate.
I am way too old. This kind of food traumatizes me and I do understand about busy lives and time constraints. Still health and good eating should be made a priority. I'm way too tired of "healthy eating" that is anything but.
Yes, I'm of a certain age but I'm pretty spry and like to think still smart enough.