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21-18-15-12-9-6 and 3 rep rounds of:
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds
Push jerk, 75 pounds

A snack pack from United.

A snack pack from United.

Skittles or Goldfish

On a flight home from San Jose last week I found myself in a situation that I go to great lengths to avoid – I was stranded on a plane with no food.  Sure, I had access to a bathroom and coffee (the other two major necessities) but those things didn’t seem to matter at the time!

After a five hour delay and seven hours at the airport I boarded the plane thankful to finally be heading to Denver.  Earlier, I decided I’d wait and have a snack on the plane to tide me over until dinner at home.  After take-off I reached into my carry-on for food – and then immediately realized I was OUT!
Usually I have an almond butter packet, PaleoKit, or something stashed away in my carry-on but I had depleted all my resources during the delay.  I was also pretty darn hungry by the time I boarded.  What the hell was I going to do?
Normally I probably would have held out with the hunger until I landed in Denver but I cracked.  I ordered a snackpack figuring there must be something I could eat.  
The box included: 
Mott’s applesauce
Pepperdige Farm Goldfish
Cheddar gourmet Cheese Spread
Candy (Skittles)
Oreo Cookies
The goldfish, crackers, candy, and Oreo cookies were out of the question (as if they were ever a question) by the fact that I draw the line at wheat and gluten.  It’s the devil.
While dairy isn’t ever my first pick, I was desperate so I surveyed the cheddar “cheese” spread – ingredients included “cheese flavor”, sugar, added whey, and seven unpronounceable ingredients.  The Mott’s applesauce had high fructose corn syrup and added sugar and given Eric, Caitlin, and my No Sugar For a Year Challenge, that was out.
That left the pepperoni.  While the ingredients weren’t great at all, it was somehow legit for my needs.  I opened the plastic package with my teeth.  The package was fighting back, or perhaps the Paleo Gods were telling me not to do it.  I bit into my first bite to taste what I can only describe as a SlimJim from my past.  I took a few bites and called it good.  That could tide me over until we landed.
What’s the best worst case scenario food choice you’ve made?  Post to comments.