Because they are disguised as healthy!
Really, it’s not her fault. She gave them Nabisco 100 cal Ritz Snack Mix, baked snacks. They look great until you read the many ingredients, and at the end they add monosodium glutamate (MSG) as a flavor enhancer. It’s exhausting and I’m sure, annoying to all of my friends and family to have to be the ingreditnts police with regard to anything they give my kids. I wish I didn’t have to, but it’s worth it to me to do as much possible to protect heir healh as I can. Sure, I can’t protect them from everything, and they are going to come into contact with their fair share of toxins in the world. I just don’t want to be the one giving it to them.
To help me in my private detective work I have a handy tool. A book called “The Chemical Maze” by Bill Statham a guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients (yes, I police these too) a publication of possibility.com
Please join me in being annoying to your relatives and hopefully helpful to your kids health and read labels carefully. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, it’s worth looking up.