Coffee-Smelling Urine

Several months ago, my wife was throwing out several cans of expired mocha-flavored Ultra Slim Fast.  She had tried it a few years ago, but did not like the taste, and these were the leftovers.

I don’t mind expired food, and even think it sometimes tastes better, so I retrieved them from the garbage and tried a can myself.  A little bitter after-taste, but not bad.  I could carry a can in my kayak for an emergency meal.

That night I got up to go to the bathroom, as usual, and I could clearly smell coffee brewing.  Our coffee-maker does have a timer that we never use, so I groped my way to the kitchen to see if it had started by mistake.  No, nothing there.  I returned to the bathroom, and the coffee smell was still strong and very pleasant.  It didn’t take long to discover the source.

I had drunk only half a can for lunch. I waited a day for the smell to disappear, then finished the can on the third day.  The smell was back.

A quick Google search showed many others have noticed the same thing.  This is a great quality, and the manufacturer would do well to advertise it.  Nursing homes are always concerned with the smell of urine. All they need to do is feed their residents a little Ultra Slim Fast each day and the place will smell like Starbucks.

Give me a day’s notice and I will demonstrate it for you.


About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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