Why I Spent Part of My Day Eating Paper

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, I’ve recently switched to tree-free paper for homeschool endeavors.  Of course, that darling student of mine wanted to know what this new paper was made from.  The answer to that would be sugar cane and bamboo.  Well, you can probably guess what the next question was.  Given that it has the word sugar in it, it must taste good, right???  Being the oh-so-responsible grown up that I am, I advised against eating the paper.  What of the icky, bleachy chemicals?!?!  But then….

…… I kept pondering the possible tastiness of that paper.  And then…..

…….I couldn’t stand it anymore.  So……

…….I did it.  I ate the paper.  Not a big piece….just a nibble. 😉  I can’t say it was fabulous, but it wasn’t awful either.  Certainly no replacement for dark chocolate.  Then I had to be 100% sure that it wasn’t tastier than regular paper, so I tried a bit of that as well (just to be scientifically accurate, you see).  Conclusions?  Tree-free paper is just a bit tastier than paper made from trees. 

Oh yeah….the tree-free paper also has a pleasant texture (as a writing paper, not a snack) and prevents tree death. 😉

Now let’s all pretend that I’m not actually the crazy paper-eating lady, and that I did this just to give you a super-thorough report on tree-free paper. 😀