Lazy Cakes have hit store shelves in Boston. Yes, they are as awesome as they sound. Boston Herald with the details…
Public health advocates and some mayors are sounding the alarm over Lazy Cakes, a brownie adorned with a lackadaisical cartoon character and laced with a powerful sleep aid that has sold millions nationwide.
Figures Boston would take issue with brownies that drug people. Well aren’t you fawkers so wicked holier than dow! I’m sorry. (EDITOR’S NOTE – That was an awful attempt at humor using the overused Boston accent as a punchline. I’ll do better this blog, I promise.)
One Lazy Cake, which is wrapped in plastic with a photo of a smiling cartoon brownie, contains 8 mg of melatonin, a sleep-inducing supplement not regulated by the federal government. Apovian said 10 mg of melatonin would cause an adult to abruptly fall asleep.
“Children are attracted to brownies,” said Dr. Caroline Apovian, director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center. “I don’t think it’s appropriate to put herbal things that are actually drugs in brownies or food items that are attractive to children. I think that’s heinous.”
Kids can’t have drinks that get them all hyped up and can’t have snacks that put them to sleep. HOW THE HELL IS A KID SUPPOSED TO HAVE LEGALIZED FUN! Guess they’ll have to just go out and buy more pot. And think of the poor parents. Maybe I want to give my child a nice snack before bed so he doesn’t hear me playing his video games and racing his trucks around the living room. Stop making this parenting job so difficult local authorities!
Can’t we just ask the kids how they feel about all this? Start with my son. He should be awake in a day or two.