I’m sure you’ve seen this 500-Calorie Pumpkin Cream Loaf on Pinterest, because it’s as prolific as barn weddings and ombre hair. It’s a pin from the lovely Tanya of the delicious blog Sunday Baker from last year, but now that pumpkin season is upon us, at least in some parts of the planet, this thing is EVERYWHERE again, usually pinned with this caption…
“Only 500 Calories for the WHOLE loaf!! Pumpkin cream loaf!”
Often, there’s some extra enthusiasm, such as, “I CAN EAT THE WHOLE LOAF!”
Being curious, and cynical, and also thinking that maybe I, too, in a spate of gluttony while re-watching every episode of The Real L-Word, could EAT THE WHOLE LOAF, I clicked on the image to see what this low-calorie miracle was concocted of.
What I discovered was that although this was originally posted to the blog as a 500-calorie wonder (which would explain the initial rash of 500,000 500-calorie pins), Sunday Baker realized there was an error in the calorie calculation and corrected the mistake. It still seems to qualify as a low-calorie cake, depending on how much you eat of it, but 500 calories a loaf it ain’t.
Oddly, or perhaps not so oddly, considering this is Pinterest we’re talking about, none of the people currently re-pinning this “500 Calorie Pumpkin Cream Loaf” have bothered to click on the image and look at the recipe…because if they had, they’d have seen Sunday Baker’s full disclosure and best efforts to correct the initial calorie-count misconception.
Ah, Pinners, you should probably click on those links you re-pin with wild abandon. Maybe then you’d be able to zip up your pants.
And now, let’s chat about Target.
Not too long ago, I noticed they’d begun selling fetish-wear. I took a photo so you’d believe me.
Anyway, I love Target, but when I saw this super-popular pin, which seems to have been started by Mommy Savers (UPDATE: Please read Kim’s comment below for additional information!),
and claimed to decipher the markdown schedule, I was skeptical (as you all should be, too, about pretty much everything).
And, as you might have already guessed, this pin is fake. Sorry, y’all.
Happy Friday, folks!