The things Stephen Colbert will do for his "Thought for Food" segment …
Boy, we haven't heard from Colbert and his take on food in awhile. Last night, Colbert reported on the move to ban potatoes in schools as well as the Yum brand restaurants fighting for food stamps dollars to be spent in fast food restaurants.
Colbert tried to reassure us that tater tots were necessary as an absorbent for emotional feelings tied to hormones and puberty. (Watching the video makes way more sense than watching me explain it.)
Serving potatoes is one issue, especially when fried. Identifying them as vegetables is something that should have been addressed a long time ago, even before the Reagan Administration called for ketchup to be a "vegetable."
Colbert accused the government that if it denied food stamps for the Yum brands, then what they serve isn't food. To prove otherwise, he proceeds to eat a nacho cheese gordita.
"Mmmm. Food. It had better be. Because it is in my mouth," said Colbert as he ate the gordita.
He points out that now 1 in 7 receive food stamps, and the poor are more likely to suffer from a lack of good nutritious options.
As Colbert noted, poor people were now on the Yum brands gravy train. "Warning: gravy train may contain no actual gravy." Coming off the heels of adding bacon to the KFC Famous Bowls, Yum may never have had good timing in making this move, but now is definitely not that time.
Tater tots, Fritos, and a nacho cheese gordita — Colbert makes the food sacrifices that we shouldn't make, especially in front of a camera.