By Walt Hickey Good morning! Flavored Preservatives Last year Americans spent $1.36 billion on Lunchables, a figure I want everyone to just contemplate for a second. Lunchables — prepacked combination lunches that are the culinary equivalent of wearing stained sweatpants and an old D.A.R.E. t-shirt to a parent-teacher conference — are indeed on the rise, as that sales figure is up 19 percent in the past three years. Lunchables is turning 30 this year, which means that if it were a person it would be old enough to default on its student loans right about now.
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