Serious health question

How many days in a row would it be possible for a person to eat this and only this for lunch before
a. scurvy sets in, and/or
b. teeth rot out, and/or
c. person entirely outgrows the ‘Gap-Long and Lean’ jeans bought so optimistically at the height of summer when watermelon was said person’s worst craving?

And if that person happened to feed her toddler a Reese’s thinking it was merely a snack before the upcoming healthy lunch of barley beef soup, but then due to the time change said toddler went down for her nap way earlier than usual, causing the Reese to be her actual entire LUNCH one day, would the child’s growth be stunted forever? And how soon should one expect a social worker knocking at the door eager to talk to said person about the error of her ways?

Hypothetically speaking, of course.


  1. i love reese’s cups desperately. 🙂

  2. If I eat chocolate, I get excrutiatingly-painful attacks from gallstones.

    But resse’s cups? Hmmm….. that just might be worth some pain….

  3. If I eat chocolate, I get excrutiatingly-painful attacks from gallstones.

    But resse’s cups? Hmmm….. that just might be worth some pain….


  4. Hmmm, if you find out let me know. My toddler ate exactly those after not even hardly picking at his dinner last night.
    I haven’t been doing much better.

  5. Hey- who put that peanut butter in my chocolate? Reese’s PBC are my favorite along side Snickers. Yummy…

  6. I am intrigued…what exactly IS a Reese’s cup?

  7. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have everything needed to sustain life – healthy peanut butter, healthy chocolate and some healthy fat. Throw in a vitamin tablet and a glass of milk and you’re good to go.

  8. a. 3 months (assuming you weren’t eating Vitamin C at any other meals).
    b. 10-20 years to completely rot all the teeth (assuming you weren’t brushing)
    c. 1 month, maybe less

    Hypothetically of course.

  9. Linds, you people on the other side of the pond don’t know what you’re missing. Come over to the new world.

  10. Sigh. I can see that, biologyfool. I may have to try the combination here…. I have peanut butter. Chocolate ..I think, and fat. Well butter. Maybe tomorrow. It is midnight.

  11. Oh heavens, I have just watched your video link. I want one now. Tell me they taste as good as they look.

  12. Hey they have peanut butter in them right? Isn’t that what you put into her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? So it’s not so far off.

  13. I adore Reese’s PB cups, but only the mini ones. I like to drop on in a cup of hot milk. Divine….

    Stick ti the mini’s…it leaves room for lunch!

  14. Don’t feel bad. We had to help out with a function at church last night, so I didn’t have time to make dinner. My child actually had a whole dinner of just Smarties and Hershey bars, balanced only by a slice of cheese.

  15. You people are not helping!!!
    NEW ways to eat Reeses PBC are not what I need right now. Though Chris’s comment might dissuade me, seeing how my very own sister had her gallbladder out YESTERDAY,

  16. Judging by the state of my fine hubby (Poor man, can’t help himself when they are in the house!), I think you’ve got time . . . just so long as you are eating someting else at the other meals! 🙂

  17. Here’s just ONE more way to keep eating Reeses, but guilt free because this way is “homemade,” thus healthy, right?:

    1 jar of peanut butter (trans-fat free, of course)
    1 bag of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 spoon

    Store on upper pantry shelves out of children’s reach. Be prepared to turn around and act natural when intruded upon. Very craftily smile at your children and talk with your head turned alittle, so no ones asks, “MMMM, what’s that I smell, Mommy?”

  18. I am having the same problem. I just started fitting into a pair of jeans I have not worn in well over a year. I am afraid that with the Reese’s from Halloween and the fact that egg-nog is in stores, well I am just doomed. Sigh.

  19. That is my absolute favourite chocolate, and wouldn’t you know it.. it’s not sold in Oz either. Actually there are a couple of retailers, but becasue it’s an import, it’s over $1.50 for a single cup, when they are in stock of course… sigh

  20. I think I could eat them many days in a row…

  21. I’m not sure yet but I’ll let you know. I’m on the same meal plan as your daughter.

  22. I doubt she’ll be stunted at all if it’s an occasional thing to have reeses for lunch.:)

    Your waistline…..Have you developed an appreciation for real chocolate yet? I weaned myself off of candy by eating really good chocolate that was at least 75% cocoa mass, played with organic and single origen types, and now one square of the good stuff keeps me happy all day, and candy stuff tastes too waxy and sugary for me. Seriously, I haven’t been able to eat more than a few bites of a candy bar in years before I want to either spit it out, or throw it away.

    Oh yeah, and considering how much you just told us you eat from your garden, I doubt you’re in danger of scurvy, ever!

  23. I can’t help but share the love for PBC! Try this site: Enjoy!!

    PS – Totally doubt you’re in danger of any of your fears. Hypothetically, speaking, of course! 🙂

  24. I can’t help but share the love for PBC! Try this site: Enjoy!!

    PS – Totally doubt you’re in danger of any of your fears. Hypothetically speaking, of course! 🙂

  25. So are you saying feeding them Reese’s for lunch is NOT a good thing??

  26. I put them in the freezer just to get them out of the way.

    Ever try them frozen?