So one of my kosher exceptions (for now) is that I order delivery from non-kosher restaurants so long as the meal I’m ordering could conceivably be kosher: pizza with only cheese and vegetables, or shawarma/donair, etc. One of the places I usually order from makes a low-rent Caesar salad with only lettuce and croutons. Perfect. Last night I bought some stuff (because TIRED and HUMIDITY), including a salad, which I put in the fridge for later. Oh, the joys of having something saved for later that I didn’t cook myself. It is a sweet secret to hold to one’s bosom. I didn’t even open the box.
I just opened it. Bacon bits.
I suppose the silver lining is that I have never, ever liked bacon bits so this is only a disappointment, not a temptation to fall off the wagon. Even before I started going kosher I would have made a face and tried to flick them off the salad, but now I have to throw the whole thing out. And my jonesing for garlicky lettuce will have to wait for later.
Lesson: always, always, always specify with Caesar salad. Or move to a place with kosher restaurants. Or don’t be lazy like me and make your own salad.