I bought chicken breasts today.
I think they use steroids on these chickens. I looked and looked through the piles of chicken breasts to find the smallest packages, because frankly sometimes I want a chicken breast that's smaller than a ribeye steak and that a normal sized human (which I maintain I still am, even though the median size of humans in this country is expanding by the day) can consume in a single sitting with a side of sauteed vegetables and some rice and still feel comfortable rather than stuffed full and bloated. Call me crazy.
I bought the smallest packages I could find, but there was a catch, you see. Instead of four breasts (or at the least three breasts with tenderloins), in each package I got three breasts, two of which appeared to be from a normal chicken and one of which, the one hiding under the printed part of the label, was clearly from a steroid-injected mutant chicken, or perhaps some sort of turkey/chicken or condor/chicken hybrid. It's the size of two normal chicken breasts.
What bothers me is that I can get normal sized chicken breasts by going to organic food store, where they sell chickens that have had no steroids and been fed exclusively on non-fertilized non-insecticized grain, grass, or whatever. They're smaller, but I'd like smaller. And as I see it, they have less stuff in them--no steroids, no pesticides, no fertilizers--and I don't want to pay for that stuff in my chicken anyway. It's chicken. But if I buy the organic chicken, it costs half again as much.
So, what I actually want is less. But to get less, I have to pay more. It's very confusing.