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A while ago I heard a report on NPR about the new marketing campaign of the blueberry council. In it they mentioned that it is very difficult to dehydrate blueberries for, oh say, Jiffy Blueberry Muffin Mix. They phoned the Jiffy people, who admitted the fruit in the blueberry muffin mix was really dehydrated apple bits, with blueberry flavoring and coloring. Ever the connoisseur of all things fake as can be, I grabbed a box and made them last week. They are ok I guess. But when I returned from a trip to the library that afternoon, the house still smelled of fake blueberries, which made me think of those Strawberry Shortcake dolls which had fruit scented breath. You know, my parents still have the peach doll of mine in the attic and last time I checked her breath is still going strong. That is one scary chemical they used.

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