Gwyneth Paltrow admits her children deign to eat peasanty Oreos & Cheetos

I think it was last week when CB emailed me in a rage about Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Store attached to Gwyneth’s Goop self-help site. I stopped paying attention to the Goop Store a few months ago because there is seriously a limit to how many Goop-induced rage-strokes I can have. I previously covered some of the early, ridiculous and overpriced items Goop was shilling: a $90 white t-shirt, $515 sweaters, a $270 acrylic (!!) tray, and $52 wrapping paper (for four rolls). Gwyneth has added a lot of new stuff to The Goop Collection – go here to see. Three bottles of nail polish for $40, an “amethyst peasant dress” for PEASANTS priced at $695, a throw blanket for $900. And now there’s something very new and special to the Goop collection! This week’s Goop-letter is devoted to her new cookbook, It’s All Good. Gwyneth writes:

After a couple of years of happy hard work, I am totally over the moon to present It’s All Good, a big collection of delicious, easy recipes I did with my pal Julia Turshen. The recipes contained within its pages are just right for the way we are meant to be eating these days – cleaner and healthier, without sacrificing any flavor or satisfaction. From salmon burgers to fish fingers to chocolate cake without any of the bad stuff, ladies and gentlemen- it’s all good.

[From Goop]

But that’s not all! Gwyneth teases her book by detailing some of gluten-free recipes and all of that. She was also offering a “special” copy of her book for $55. On Amazon, the book goes for $17.39 (with free shipping if you order something else than knocks your total purchases up to $25). So why the discrepancy in prices? Because Gwyneth the Magnificent has deigned to “sign” a limited number of copies. Her autograph is apparently worth $37.61…? In any case, shortly after Gwyneth released her Goop-letter yesterday, the “limited edition signed copies” sold out. Gwyneth needs to sign more!

But that’s not the only Goop-tastic goodness she’s giving the peasants. Gwyneth also got to sit down and interview the most interesting person she’s ever met in her life, Gwyenth herself. There’s a Q&A section of her Goop-letter, and there’s no specification as to WHO is asking the questions, so it’s just like Gwyneth is talking to herself and praising herself!

Q: The photos are stunning, and more than just recipes, they emanate this clean and healthy (yet intensely interested in beauty and taste) lifestyle. Has this book of recipes that both taste good and make you feel good affected the way you approach cooking and ingredients?
A: My philosophy is: eat good, fresh food that is totally delicious. It has to taste great and be fulfilling to all of the senses. We know so much now about how inextricably linked our food is to our overall health. The bottom line is, our bodies have a hard time with anything processed. That doesn’t only mean kool-aid and goldfish. White flour, white rice and soy milk are all heavily processed as well. I know from my own research that the more whole the diet, the better I feel. I wanted to do this book so I would have a mini encyclopedia of truly delicious recipes that were healthful and nourishing, and above all easy (I am an insanely busy working mother!).

Q: Wanting to spend more time with family rather than in the kitchen is sometimes stated as a reason people don’t cook as often as they like. Your kids are prominent in this book – it’s clear that cooking for you is a family affair. How has it happened this way?
A: I’ve included my kids in the kitchen from almost the time they were born. They were always strapped to my back when I was cooking or nearby in a highchair watching and banging spoons. From very early on, I encouraged them to participate and let them do ‘dangerous’ tasks such as cracking an egg or stirring something carefully over heat, and they always felt proud. Later we started doing math with measuring cups and ounces. I was always looking for ways to show the kitchen as a place to acquire vast practical knowledge. My son, in particular, is extremely into it.

Q: Your kids are such good eaters and seem to like all the right foods – in a world where kids menus and snacks are dominated by high sugars and fats, how can we steer our kids in the right direction?
A: I tried to start them off with all of the right foods but as they got older, the lure of Oreos and cotton candy outweighed the lure of carrots with hummus. And that’s all a part of childhood and I love Oreos too, so I completely understand. I try to make sure that what is on their plate at home is nutritious and tasty and then I loosen way up on the reigns when we are out. They love a brown rice stir-fry but they also love their ‘Coke of the week’. My daughter gravitates toward fresh fruit and raw nuts but will inhale a bag of hot Cheetos at the airport. It’s all about balance.

Q: Even the most avid of home cooks can get stuck in food ruts, making the same recipes over and over (guilty). The recipes in It’s All Good are fresh and exciting while still being very much you. How do you continue to innovate in this way while maintaining your culinary identity?
A: My food comes from me and so it is true to me. I just know what I want to eat. And if I want something, or my family wants something, and it’s on the restricted food or allergy list, I love to find my way around the obstacle. I’m all about finding my way around an obstacle.

[From Goop]

First of all, I’m glad that Gwyneth is talking about how she occasionally deigns to allow her kids to eat junk food. It’s good to know Apple and Moses are at least vaguely familiar with soda and Cheetos, just because… (even though I’m not a mom) that’s part of childhood too. Second of all, Gwyneth measures things in ounces?!? How is she not using the metric system? HOW PEASANTY.

Incidentally, Star Magazine has a bitchy story about Chris Martin being really pissed off at Gwyneth for talking about her miscarriage. A source claims, “Chris has always been a private person and her TMI behavior really bothers him… he’s uncomfortable that everybody knows so many private details about his family.” Ugh. You married her, dude.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. springingforward says:

    She talks a good game. I just don’t believe her life has any of the balance she espouses.

    • Sirsnarksalot says:

      Bingo. Otherwise why would she be changing the narrative all the time?

    • Cody says:

      I agree, the more she talks about her life the more I think she doesn’t have any balance in her life and there is problems with the marriage.

      • What I want to know is why we are hearing so much about Gwyneth now? Does she have a new book, or movie coming out or is she just trying to be relevant, Personally, I don’t give a damn what her kids eat or her either for that matter. There are quite a few stars who have been out of the spotlight who are all the sudden showing up in the press. Somebody should tell them they are out of the spotlight for a reason? The rest of the world has private lives, stars should try it. I don’t want them to go away mad, it would be great if they would just go away. If we the public are the reason for the stars’ loss of privacy, then we need to get a life!

    • Me Three says:

      And I’m just so tired of celebrities preaching to the rest of us. When I have a chef, a nanny or two, a housekeeper, someone who does my shopping, enough money to buy all the stuff she espouses, a personal trainer along with makeup and hair stylists to help me get ready when I go out…then Goop can tell me how to live my life!

      That woman needs to eat a donut!

  2. GoodCapon says:

    I know it can be really salty and bad for you I’d decimate a pack of original Lays any day! I’m peasant-y like that.

    • Jano1981 says:

      I was a little surprised to find out recently that decimate actually means eliminate one out of ten. So unless you plan on putting 9 aside for every one eaten you will not be decimating them! :)

      • JenD says:

        I had to look that up because I’d never heard that definition. Luckily, there is an alternate definition that fits the decimation of the chips. :-)

      • Jano1981 says:

        JenD- Drastically reducing the strength of the bag of chips?? Not really! :)

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        It was a Roman punishment. Make your leader unhappy enough, he kills one in every ten soldiers. St. Bartholomew had to be a keener though, right?

    • Sachi says:

      Ruffles’ Sour Cream and Onion used to be my favourite until I discovered Tyrell’s Crisps, the Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar flavour.

      So awesome. :D

      • orion70 says:

        I love sour cream and onion chips so much, but I’ve fallen for the salt and pepper potato chips that a local chip company makes here in Canada (they’re called Covered Bridge). There’s nothing that compares to them, and they are dangerous to have in the house.

  3. Victoria1 says:

    She made movies at one point, right? What is she now, a cook/author/lifestyle guru?? Um what? More importantly how did she get Chris Martin to marry her?

    • V4Real says:

      What is she now; a freaking idiot that’s what she is. How did she get Chris to marry her; he’s still under the spell of that witches bree that she whipped up in her kitchen. Man I’m not a violent person but I want to bitch slap the crazy out of her.

    • Hannah says:

      He had knocked her up.

  4. allons-y alonso says:

    That last picture of Goop’s face reminds me of Tadar Sauce the Grumpy Cat. This post just became 20% funnier.

  5. Faye says:

    It’s official — I love Goop. She is truly the gift that keeps on giving. I’ve been having a rough week, and reading that “interview” (with herself?) made me laugh like nobody’s business. Can’t you just picture her puttering around her wood burning stove-equipped kitchen, cooking healthfully, with her children strapped to her back? What, you mean you peasants can’t cook a delicious, nutritious meal with babies strapped to you? Oh, how Goop and I weep for you.

    I did have to roll my eyes at the alleged allowing her children occasional treats. I have no doubt they’re scarfing up junk food the second they’re out of her sight, but I doubt she lets them. Personally, I think she must be aware of some of the Internet backlash against her crazy self-restrictive dieting that she admits she puts her kids on, so she tried to backtrack from that to sell the book.

    • Jane says:

      Agree 100%. This reeks of being a direct response to the internet thrasing she took when she spoke about the draconian diet for her children. Now all of a sudden, she allows them stuff she had said she would never let them have.

      How does the interviewer know her children like healthy, good food unless it is her answering questions she gave the interviewer or she just wrote the whole thing herself as suggested. She does provide a good laugh because she is just so serious about it all.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree too. Last week or whatever it was all about how they have such bad food allergies, she’s super strict with what they eat. This week they’re eating “hot Cheetos” (Hot? Huh?) and Coke, which are both filled with so many bad things.

      “It’s all about balance.” Bwahaha! Yeah sure, Goop.

      • Caitlin's mommy says:

        Exactly. All we heard about was how all of them, including the kids, were so gluten sensitive- and this week she lets them eat Oreos- full of gluten! She’s totally full if it- to the point of constipation!

  6. Hannah says:

    “[T]his clean and healthy (yet intensely interested in beauty and taste) lifestyle.”

    I have no words…

  7. Sarcasmo says:

    You mean The Goopster hasn’t figured out a holistic, all-natural, vegan, fat-free, gourmet recipe to make her OWN Oreos and Cheetos?


    • Lulu.T.O. says:


      This little interview with herself is clearly in response to backlash about her saying she puts her kids on a serious carb restrictive diet. Little does she know, Chris sneaks in boxes of chips, cookies and candy bars and they all keep them under their beds so mama doesn’t find them. I don’t know how that man tolerates her constant blabbing about her perfect life. He must have to pick his eyes up off the floor on a regular basis from rolling them so hard. (sorry GOOP, I’m feeling extra bitchy this morning).

    • Ellie66 says:

      And organic Coke for the “coke of the week” Lol!

      • Faye says:

        Maybe she’s referring to cocaine Coke. After all, she did say she’d rather have heroin than cheese from a can, right? So maybe narcotic Coke is better than the liquid kind :) .

      • Troubadour says:


      • Birdix says:

        embarrassed that I know this, but she did put a recipe for root beer in her last cookbook, so that Apple could try soda without all the mysterious ingredients…

  8. Cazzee says:

    So, in other words, she’s completely full of it.

  9. Apples says:

    Sorry, Goop. I’ve made delicious, Gluten-free Oreos at home. I win.

    (But, I still love you.)

  10. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    I watched the movie Emma last night starring Goop during her high it girl days. She managed to infuse and project the character with so much smugness, overbearingness, meddlesomeness, all combined with a powerful punch of total obliviousness. I think we must agree it is rare to see so believable a character portrayal in a film! However did she do this???

  11. Sarah says:

    Why doesn’t she have a copy editor? It’s “loosen the reins,” as in a horse’s bridle, not “loosen the reigns,” which doesn’t exist unless she’s some sort of tenuous queen. What a twit.

    • SydneySpy says:

      Bah! Sarah, you beat me to it! As I keep telling my pupils: SpellCheck is no help whatsoever in these situations… This woman is a total flip.

      • Sarah says:

        SpellCheck! Aaah! Back in my day…. Remember doing research projects in a library and using the big wooden card catalog? We’re old.

    • Berlin says:

      I am in awe over that mistake…how stupid is she that she doesn’t know the difference between reins and reigns? That is so telling! I always suspected she never reads (or forms her own opinions of anything just parrots back other people’s words and thoughts that she likes )
      How can you get to be 40 and not know how to spell?

      • Zombie Shortcake says:

        Goopy has written two books and a blog and doesn’t know how to spell. She is that A-M-A-Y-Z-I-I-N-G-G!!!

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      LOL! Good catch. smh

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Thank you, Sarah. One would expect Her Ladyship to know the difference, since she was “To The Manor Born.”

      And did she really say (when interviewing herself) “I am an insanely busy working mother!” Copy editor again! This was obviously meant to read “I’m insane!”

  12. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Funny how the girl who’d “rather smoke crack than eat spray cheese” is suddenly okay with Oreos, Cheetos and soda pop. Keep changing your tune Gwyneth and maybe one of these days you’ll find one that will make people finally like you.

  13. Alex says:

    I call BS too. Keep dancing Gwyneth

  14. Hakura says:

    So pretentious! I’m so glad my mother wasn’t a health nut. Although she was on the opposite side of things, letting us have pretty much whatever we wanted, it was still better than what Goop’s kid’s & husband put up with all the damned time.

    I agree, this ridiculous interview with herself was her way of ‘indirectly’ addressing the backlash.

  15. JL says:

    Ok, we get it. Your life is a totally scripted lie.


  16. TXCinderella says:

    What kid wouldn’t want an Oreo instead of a flaxseed cookie? Blech! I wonder if anyone is buying her products, other than the cookbooks?

  17. dcypher1 says:

    She probably gives them the whole foods version of oreos and cheetos its all the same to her.

    • Pop! says:

      Exactly. They have gluten free ‘oreos’ at whole foods/trader joes.
      She is unintentionally hilarious.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I’d still like to know why, if she’s eating so healthy all the time, why does she have to cleanse and detox constantly?

    That Q&A is hilarious.

    • SydneySpy says:

      She does this because she is neurotic, and also hasn’t researched the human body as thoroughly as she might claim. Otherwise she’d know that our miraculous bodies do a bloody fantastic job of cleansing and detoxing, every minute of the day.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      Because she’s also admitted to drinking and smoking, yes? At least smoking doesn’t have any calories… :roll:

  19. LouLou says:

    I knew someone who was raised with his siblings with a very strict diet. Their way of being rebellious was to shoplift junk food and hide it in their rooms. They did that more than drugs or drinking.

  20. poppy says:

    according to goop, everyone she deals with is a pal or a friend -please.
    the fantasy she has that anyone would willingly pair with her because they genuinely like her as opposed to personal gain or for work is almost charming. almost.
    she sounds like a 12 year old playing grown up -how she thinks a sophisticated adult speaks.

    her iq is as low as her self esteem but her self regard is off the charts.

  21. Rhiley says:

    I hate to admit that she looks kind of cute on the cover of her book, in an Alfred E. Neuman sort of way. I love when she talks about the allergy and restricted foods lists. I bet there are lists around her houses, or in Goopy speak, “milieus,” and when her children ask if they can eat something that isn’t a whole food, she makes them look up the indgredients on those lists.

  22. SydneySpy says:

    Is it just me, or does she really look grotty?

  23. videli says:

    Random notes: the only good thing from this interview with herself or an unnaturally groveling human is the involvement of the brats in the kitchen. My parents did it with me, and I can cook. They did it as a time-saving method though. And: on the cover of her book her head is flanked by vegetables that look like green penises. I prefer to see a higher meaning in that. Finally: she is not cooking, she is innovating in the kitchen. Fuck. Me.

  24. frivolity says:

    I have no doubt that she actually believes the lies she spouts about her balanced and perfect life are true.

    I never thought I’d give Goopy a compliment, but I gotta hand it to her – she has quite an imagination.

  25. Justyna says:

    I find Goop’s obsession with food amusing. I have a diagnosed bowel syndrome – my bowels are able to digest only really small portions of food at a time. When I eat too much (not matter if too much processed food or too much vegetables), I suffer from an excruciating pain, I have fever, shivers and if it lasts too long, I faint because the pain is too strong. After reading numerous interviews, I’m sure it’s something Goop dreams about having. She wouldn’t have to search for sketchy nutritionists and invent all the new reasons for cutting out 70% of the food groups from her family diet even though no one is allergic (like for real, not Goop-allergic). She would talk about it in every interview and write even more cookbooks. Dreams, oh dreams. But the thing is, even I or people I know who suffer from different digestive problems, don’t have to restrict our diets so much. My doctors always say all is good in moderation. When someone is not allergic, it is completely unnecessary or even dangerous to remove products like tomatoes (they have plenty of vitamins) from your diet. Or gluten when you don’t have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Goop’s anemia and vitamin deficiency proved she is doing something wrong.

    • Lisa says:

      “Goop’s anemia and vitamin deficiency proved she is doing something wrong.”

      A lot of people will shout you down for this, but this is what I think, too. Those are easily fixed, even if it takes some time. If she hasn’t fixed them yet with her perfect diet, what’s up?

  26. danielle says:

    Stop complaining Chris! Maybe if u gave her attention and she had a more fulfilling life at home she’d stop trying to get us peasants to love her…

  27. LooLoo says:

    “New York Times Bestselling Author Gwyneth Paltrow…”

    *narrows eyes*

  28. Frenzy says:

    For goodness sake just stop it Goop! Get off your mighty high horse! You and your fakeness! Dont dare talk like that when millions of children are starving…. like Apple and Moses Martin!

  29. Ivy says:

    It’s so obvious that SHE “asks” the questions

  30. JC says:

    Apple’s eating disorder will develop in 3…2….

  31. Meggin says:

    You have to give kids Oreos!!! That’s cruel parenting not to.

  32. TXCinderella says:

    I’d like to see the restricted or allergy food list. I’m sure it’s extensive.

  33. Vl says:

    I do not allow my children to drink pop(soda) or eat crisps/cheetos at all.

    There simply isn’t any in our home.

    Now if they sample the crap at others I don’t mind, ofc they’ll have such at parties they attend etc, but I really do not see why I should feed my children crap and not doing so would make me a bad mother.
    My eldest is 11.

    • Meggie says:

      I concur. I’m pregnant with my first and don’t plan on feeding them that artificial, overly processed chemical-laden “food”
      I’m responsible for the groceries being bought, they’ll eat what I buy. They can have that stuff outside the home with others but inside it, the focus is on healthy, as-close-to-natural foods as possible.
      I don’t eat that type of food, why on earth would I buy that crap for their growing bodies?

      • Lulu.T.O. says:

        Good moms you two! If I had a say in the grocery shopping (unfortunately hubby does it all) I wouldn’t have all that crap in my house either. I admit I’m lazy – I could put my foot down. But I don’t feel I have any say in what he wants to feed his own son, and if it’s there I feel like a troll for telling my daughter she can’t have it. Luckily she LIKES apples and salads etc, where my stepson goes days without eating a single fruit or vegetable. :roll:

        GOOP grates because she lies about it. Either her kids eat that stuff or not, at least be honest.

    • Leen says:

      That’s the policy my mom had. We never had coke or chips. We’d get chocolate sometimes as chocolate in moderation is good for your heart. But none of the chips/crisps/coke/etc. And now we’re fine. I am not a huge fan of potato chips but I like baked potato chips. the problem with me is there’s way too much salt in them and high blood pressure runs in my family.

  34. InTheKnow says:

    I work in Manhattan and summer at my grandparents’ place in Southampton. Historic district of Water Mill. I know all of the goingons around here but not from the celebrity crowd as the old families here consider them an intrusion. We get the dirt from our workers. There’s a pool of workers, some live out there year long, some seasonal.They all talk. That Star story is made up. Martin has struck a deal with Paltrow as long as he keeps his private life hidden until their children reach a certain age. Star columnists thought it would sound authentic if Chris was irate. He doesn’t care. As long as Gwyneth’s name isn’t substituted for Dina Matos McGreevey’s, yes then, “It’s All Good”.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      What does Dina Matos McGreevey have to do with Chris Martin? Sorry, I haven’t had enough coffee maybe..?

  35. Savina says:

    I have a coworker whose cube is spotless. You would never think anyone works at the desk. I have been told her house is an utter mess, almost at hoarder level. What some people portray to the outside world and how life really is are two different stories for many and I think this is true for Goop. I think Goop is a ticking time bomb about to blow. This all for show and nothing more.

    • InTheKnow says:

      A police scanner and staff gets the real story on all of the residents’ “shenanigans” as the seasonal Irish help refers. Star Magazine has no idea…

  36. InTheKnow says:

    Look at how high she is in that header shot!

  37. c'est la vie says:

    She’s an insanely busy working mother – since when?
    The last movie Goop put out was years ago and I’m sure she has plenty of staff to “curate” Goop.

    And write her cookbooks.
    Surely, Goop wouldn’t dirty her hands with something peasanty like “work”.

    She’s just insanely ambitious to stay in the public eye.

  38. Suzy says:

    “Coke of the week”…for fucks’ sake…

  39. thebutlerdidit says:

    My kids are 23 & 24. Healthy, normal weight, all their lives, were taught to eat well, but never any insane pushes or restrictions. My son is a chef, great cook, daughter is a dentist, young mom w/ healthy eaters w/o hang-ups. Quit obsessing and talking and measuring so much! Eat right 90% of the time, enjoy life the rest, and freaking relaxxx.

    P.S. Cannot wait for Apple Martin tell all!!

  40. Isabel says:

    When people have to say all the time: ‘Omggg my marriage is so wonderful, we never fight and we love each other so much’ I think: divorce coming soon.
    Really, when people try to convince others (and themselves) of their happiness there IS something wrong.

  41. Agnes says:

    The Q&A is the worst. She’s so full of peasanty dung.

    Yeah, I’m totally buying a cookbook from someone whose diet has admittedly caused her anemia, early-onset osteoporosis, and other health issues. Sign me up!

  42. David says:

    Don’t you think you’ve just about exhausted the number of times you can use the word “deign” when speaking about her?
    We get it. You’re not a fan.

  43. anna says:

    goopie was great in The Anniversary Party. She just played herself, bringing the drugs and giggling and was cute in that good way you can only be when you are young.

  44. Lotta says:

    Considering what junk people let their kids eat, and the amount of it, and not the least in the U.S, I am amazed how much people react on Gwyneth way of letting her kids eat healthy.

    Wish it was the same reactions to people letting their kids eat donuts, chips, and unhealthy food on a daily basis.

  45. Juicy Lucy says:

    Gwen, please stop trying to convince me that your life is all peaches and roses. As far as I know, your diet isn’t supported by any trained dietician, physician, or pediatrician so please stay out of the spotlight. For years, I have followed a well balanced diet and I’m healthy as can be. Can Gwen say the same?

  46. Mabs says:

    GOOP — Sloppy or sticky semifluid matter, typically something unpleasant.

    Gwyneth, the Ostentatiously Oblivious Paltrow?

    I honestly don’t think I can read anything more about this ‘woman.’ She’s not real; not by a long shot…reading her quotes is like downing a six-pack of Pepto Bismol. Blech.