Saturday, April 30, 2011

Here's a Pinch

Among the many things gotten at Ralphs today, I decided to try those Werther's Original hard candies again. Nothing genuinely harmful to a diet, and I wanted to see if my tastes have changed in the many years since I had them. I didn't like them so much back then.

The copy on the back of the bag says that the creator of the candy, Gustav Nebel, "used the best ingredients--real butter, fresh cream, white and brown sugars, a pinch of salt, and a lot of time..."

According to the "Nutrition Facts", there's 45 mg of sodium in three pieces. So 45 divided by 3, and it's determined that a pinch of salt is 15 mg. For the pedant, calling it "15 mg of salt" may suffice. I'll stick with "pinch."