The Bully Chase Snack
Bart: What is this place?
Nerd 1: The refuge of the damned.
Martin: A place where we can work on our extra-credit assignments without fear of reprisal.
Nerd 2: Come! You must be tired from the chase. Oliver! Bring our friend a hard boiled egg and some prune juice.
Martin: Finally, Bart’s one of us!
All Nerds: Excelsior!
– The Last Temptation of Homer
The Simpsons | Season 5 - Episode 9
Since I wasn’t technically a NERRRRRRRRDDD in school I never had to flee from bullies. Thus I never had to eat such a bizarre snack as a hard boiled egg and prune juice. But from a nutritional standpoint, should you eat The Bully Chase Snack after you’ve been running while wearing shoes that correct fallen arches?
Prune Juice Nutrition Info (1 cup)
Good: Low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium, also a good source of Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.
Bad: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
Boiled Egg Nutrition Info (1 egg)
Good: good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Protein and Selenium.
Bad: High in Saturated Fat, and very high in Cholesterol.
So this is actually a pretty decent snack option after a run. It includes carbohydrates and protein, which according to this one article I read is a good thing. The sugar is probably the worst aspect of this snack, but I don’t know how anyone could drink an entire cup of prune juice while eating a hard boiled egg anyway.
- 1 Egg
- Prune Juice
Boil egg for approximately 15 minutes. Peel the shell off and consume with a cool glass of prune juice.
The Bully Chase Snack is one of the weirdest combinations of food I have ever eaten. The sulfur smell from the egg, the thickness of the prune juice – this was quite unpleasant. I suppose for true authenticity I should have gone for a run and then eaten this, but I really don’t think the results would be favorable so that’s not going to happen.
Cromulence: 3 Menachem Begins out of 10
The Bully Chase Snack From: The Last Temptation of Homer (The Simpsons Season 5 – Episode 9)