Our recent beach vacation will be fondly remembered for a nice diabetes breakthrough for Benny and a bone-headed move by me. 

We rent a place with a full kitchen and laundry and instead of schlepping full size containers of coffee and detergent we just pour a week's worth into zip-locs.  Since I'm approaching old age, I also took a few days worth of the Benefiber powder I started using last year (it works great, thanks for asking).

When I cleaned up the kitchen and ran the dishwasher I was tempted to try the "Awesome Brand" detergent I found under the sink, but instead used the stuff we brought from home.   The next morning, though, I spotted the bag of dishwasher soap in the laundry room. That didn't make sense.  It also had blue flecks that I hadn't noticed the night before. In fact, the stuff I put in the dishwasher looked a lot like….. oh no.


Detergent on the left – fiber on the right.  I had washed our dishes in taste-free, sugar-free, soluble fiber – and they came out clean!! 

No harm really, but the first thing that went through my head? "It looks just like Skinny and Sweet. Except for the little skull and crossbones on the label." 


I suppose it could have been worse. At least I didn't try to put detergent in my coffee!