Usually, the fun of "Thought for Food" on the "Colbert Report" is that most of the crazy food happenings can be avoided by making easy choices. We've known about bugs in a Starbucks drink for some time, and we've tweeted the joys of Pizza Hut's hot dog stuffed pizza (though sadly only in the UK).
Prozac in our poultry? That's depressing, and not the kind of depressing that can be cured with Prozac. Colbert also reported on caffeine, banned antibiotics and arsenic.
This is a new low for what we apparently can't know what is in our food.
Colbert had a little bit of fun with the chicken and drugs theme with Xanax nuggets, blazin' buffalo Benadryl dipped into Hidden Valley Robitussin, Lipitor frittata, and KFCialis.
For the Starbucks story, Colbert's suggestions of spraying your food with bug spray doesn't seem far off, given the spraying of crops by factory farms. Amazing how a hot dog trapped inside a pizza crust and dangerous drugs in our poultry makes drinking bugs really not that bad.
If/when Pizza Hut brings the hot dog inside the pizza craze to the States, we know we can avoid it. But in eating chicken wings at a bar, we shouldn't get a drug such as Prozac unless we want it and with a prescription.