to think its the hight of rudeness to call my homemade lemon drizzle cake junk food

(121 Posts)
Pollydont Wed 03-Sep-14 20:05:59

For my birthday I made a cake to bring into work, a fresh lemon drizzle cake (contains 4 lemons) and no addatives or nastys.

Anyway one guy at work said his body is a temple and he doesn't eat junk food.

I wanted to slap him, homemade stuff isn't the same as junk food!

Serenitysutton Wed 03-Sep-14 20:07:23

Its a lovely thing to do, but I would consider cake junk food too to be honest. Like crisps or chocolate or ice cream. I eat it though grin

ShakeYourTailFeathers Wed 03-Sep-14 20:07:57

My body is a temple, and like all good temples it's in ruins grin

I'll eat your cake - love lemon cake...

Abra1d Wed 03-Sep-14 20:08:07

Well, la-di-dah to him.

CaptChaos Wed 03-Sep-14 20:09:05

He sounds like a bit of a twunt.

More cake for everyone in your office who isn't a twunt then grin

EatShitDerek Wed 03-Sep-14 20:09:35

I offered a work person (won't say friend) a Me Kipling lemon cake slice. He turned it down due to it being junk food to him and he doesn't eat that.

He went to the shop and came back with 2 Rustler microwave burgers, a sausage roll and some chocolate.

How I laughed grin

Pico2 Wed 03-Sep-14 20:11:26

Sugar, butter, white flour - all a bit junky. I wouldn't say no though.

TsukuruTazaki Wed 03-Sep-14 20:11:37

He sounds so pompous and annoying. There's nothing stopping him saying no thanks, no need to call it junk.

Only1scoop Wed 03-Sep-14 20:13:24

I can see what he is saying ....cake sugar etc....people like that bore me though....

Sounds delish send his portion over here if you please Op smile

MollyBdenum Wed 03-Sep-14 20:15:00

I love lemon drizzle cake, but would count it as junk food. Unless you made it with wholemeal flour, enriched it with seeds and the only sweetness came from a small quantity of fruit. If that were the case, I wouldn't eat it because it would be foul.

mommy2ash Wed 03-Sep-14 20:15:46

if he hi someone who takes eating healthily very seriously then he is right to him it's junk. to me it would be a treat but cake No matter where it's made is junk food

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 03-Sep-14 20:15:47

Yum, YANBU, "no thank you" would have sufficed.

Only1scoop Wed 03-Sep-14 20:16:16

To be honest Op using so many lemons in your creation....its practically one of his 5 a day grin

RevoltingPeasant Wed 03-Sep-14 20:18:16

Yeah but you don't say that to the person who made it shock

You say, "oh it looks lovely, but I'm all right without".

MollyBdenum Wed 03-Sep-14 20:18:28

It was pretty rude, even if accurate. He could easily have said "Thanks. It looks lovely but I avoid refined carbs/ sugar really doesn't agree with me".

RevoltingPeasant Wed 03-Sep-14 20:19:08

I mean, she asked the man if he wanted a piece of cake, not for his personal fucking philosophy of life.

museumum Wed 03-Sep-14 20:19:22

It's not "junk food" in my world. It is unhealthy, with way too much refined carbohydrate but not "junk".
To me "junk food" is food made in a factory with preservatives and very little resemblance to any raw ingredients.

Mrsgrumble Wed 03-Sep-14 20:19:59

Well I suppose cake is a treat food, not a healthy option.

However, I would think it was lovely if someone did that at work- very kind gesture.

I would eat the cake and thank you sincerely.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 03-Sep-14 20:20:21

Well it is accurate.

Socially inept though.

Don't feel bad about it though, I bet it was lovely and you can be sure if I had been there I'd have eaten his share for him. Love lemon drizzle cake!

MissMogwi Wed 03-Sep-14 20:21:48

Sweet Jesus, in my office you'd be worshipped for bringing cake of any kind in.

Ungrateful sod. Hope you ate his piece. grin

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Wed 03-Sep-14 20:21:56

Home made cake isn't junk food. It's not healthy food, but junk food to me is processed, prepackaged stuff like crisps and chocolate or fast food like McDonald's.

mamushka Wed 03-Sep-14 20:24:25

YANBU. It's incredibly rude that he called it junk. To me junk is like you say - fast, unhealthy food with additives etc. He could have said "no thanks I'm on a diet" or "I better not, I'm trying to eat healthily"...

Anyway, an occasional piece of cake has its place even in a healthy diet - it's just the smallest segment of the food pyramid they teach you at school...!

ImperialBlether Wed 03-Sep-14 20:24:49

I've never heard such a lot of po faced answers!

I'll give him a couple of days before he eats something that really is junk.

Refusing free homemade cake is WEIRD. It’s not junk, shop cake is junk.

icclemunchy Wed 03-Sep-14 20:30:20

Can I have his piece please. I'm 17 weeks pregnant and would actually kill for a lemon drizzle right now.

I think I'm going to have to get DP to bring the ingredients home when he finishes work at 2am so I can make one!!

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