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(Reuters)   First it was multi-colored ketchup, now it's multi-colored margarine.   (reuters.co.uk) divider line 39
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2001-10-17 08:06:52 AM  
'course, you won't be able to see any of this until the FDA approves my amazing transparent bread...
 
2001-10-17 08:07:03 AM  
How is this asinine? Silly, yes, but hardly asinine.
 
2001-10-17 08:07:06 AM  
The Fruity Fairies are taking over!
 
2001-10-17 08:08:58 AM  
'. Both the ketchup and the margarine are designed to keep their familiar tastes. '

Designed, yes, failed, yes. It's *nearly* keychup, but it looks like green paint, and has a faint aftertaste...
 
2001-10-17 08:12:44 AM  
i stayed home from school today because im sick. ive been barfin up everything, and now just doing my daily fark run, i see this headline, that makes me even SICKER. Lord, save the people who have too much time on their hands...give them something to do... send them to help clean up the WTC mess instead of making pink and blue margarine.
 
2001-10-17 08:16:16 AM  
It's asinine because adding florescent (sp?) coloring to food is ridiculous. I hope no one buys this.
 
2001-10-17 08:20:49 AM  
Conagra is due for jolly good FARKing!
 
2001-10-17 08:25:51 AM  
Yeah, let's give kids more colored crap to eat..

The article says the stuff is coming out in November, but it's been on the shelves where I work for about 2 months. Know how many people i've seen actually buy it? NONE hahahaha.
 
2001-10-17 08:32:10 AM  
If you see any of this crap at your local supermarket
sprinkle some powder on it so everyone will be too
scared to buy it. 8) hehe
 
2001-10-17 08:40:16 AM  
"I Can't Beleive It's Not Covered With Mold!"
 
2001-10-17 08:41:46 AM  
Great, another Saturday Night Live ad.

"Clear margarine! Now you can see your toast!"
 
2001-10-17 08:44:21 AM  
Lighten up, this is great. You people have all lost your childhood sense of wonder!
 
2001-10-17 08:48:09 AM  
I don't know about everyone else, but as I was growing up, I was told to never play with my food.

Look at what the industry is doing! They are confusing are children, they are trying to defeat the very morale values that we are teaching them! Oh, won't somebody stop the insanity, for the sake of the children....

Oh and Boobies
 
2001-10-17 08:49:18 AM  
Let's make things more appealing to eat for little kids. Let's give them colors they can assign to fun. Let's make a whole marketing ploy to direct their lives in a way we see fit. Hey... let's not have kids and keep our food the way it is. Better yet, let's just eat our kids! I'd like mine blue please!
 
2001-10-17 09:06:04 AM  
MMMMMMMM! Just what we all need--more chemicals to eat!
 
2001-10-17 09:06:46 AM  
WTF? Do you have margarine in bottles??? Man, I sure am gratefull not to having to experience all those nice treats like purple heinz, bottled margarine and chocolate cheese cake.

Brrrr. I'm going to take a nice hot straight espresso now. Brrrrr.
 
2001-10-17 10:24:08 AM  
Why is everyone so worked up about this? I'm not pro-Conagra or anything, but how is this any different from freaky colored Kool-Aid, Squeezits, Otter Pops, Froot Loops, Pop Tarts, Soda pop, Candy, and a million other products? Margarine is already tinted yellow, in case you hadn't noticed.
 
2001-10-17 10:24:59 AM  
Bongo, I should have voiced your comment. You hit the nail right on the left finger so to speak
 
2001-10-17 11:06:49 AM  
margarine is disgusting, anyhow.
 
2001-10-17 11:26:08 AM  
tastes like chicken
 
2001-10-17 11:49:57 AM  
My BF says that green ketchup is rather gross. We threw a half-full bottle away this weekend.

Isn't there something about no natural food being blue? Like eating blue margarine would kind of mess with your head since people don't eat blue food? And don't say blueberries, they're quite purple. Who would eat margarine anyway? That stuff is gross. Of course I'm from Wisconsin and real butter is the only way to go.
 
2001-10-17 12:04:25 PM  
What I'm wondering is...what would poo look like after eating this stuff? Is it like when you eat too many Fruity Pebbles?
 
2001-10-17 12:07:37 PM  
Vilainefemme, that was a Carlin routine.

Incidentally, we Canadians probably won't get a very good look at the stuff unless we import it from the states. Dragging coloured margarine through Quebec is a pain in the arse even when it's just coloured yellow!
 
2001-10-17 12:10:07 PM  
People who eat margarine are farking retards. Worse yet, if they desire food colouring added to their margarine, they are hopeless farking retards.

-he who stacks pork
 
2001-10-17 12:29:15 PM  
We've got it here in Meechigan. When I saw it on shelves last week, I stood in slack-jawed amazement for a good solid minute.
 
2001-10-17 12:45:33 PM  
"One tablespoon of the margarine provides 10 percent of the USDA recommended daily allowances for calcium and vitamins A, D and E,"

And 50% over the recommended requirement of artery destroying transfatty acids and cholestertol.
 
2001-10-17 01:13:49 PM  
"It is really designed to let kids have a little more fun in eating their vegetables, and breakfast and lunch items, more often," -and then develop not only heart disease from the fat, but cancer from the dye.

Bring on the Powdered Toast!!
Fortified with Vitamin F.
 
2001-10-17 01:29:35 PM  
Yum, I'll put it in my fridge along with my green ketchup. The wonders of modern technology :)
 
2001-10-17 01:35:11 PM  
Millions of people starving in the world and researchers come up with stuff like this. Imagine how the 3rd and 4th world looks at food in US grocery stores when they can't even get a slice of bread or are eating plain rice for the 27th year in a row. Sheesh. Not to mention ANY margerine is disgusting, much less in multiple colors.
 
2001-10-17 02:36:02 PM  
It may be disgusting if you glop it into your hand and eat it, but some of the stuff we get up here is actually pretty good. A lot of it is pretty nasty, salty, semicohesive cholesterol-laden goop mind you, but they also sell stuff that's better for you than butter & is just as palatable.
 
2001-10-17 02:59:55 PM  
Butter is king.Do not diss butter.
 
2001-10-17 03:29:07 PM  
Butter is *fine*....











for me to POOP ON!!

No really. It's great for cooking with. But I don't *eat* it. And using colored margarine would only work if I *did* eat it straight. Otherwise it will color my food, and make it look like vomit. No thank you.
 
2001-10-17 03:57:49 PM  
Oh wouldn't that be hilarious... rainbow colored poo from this schtuff. I might be inclined to try it just to test that theory!

I DO know that if you've been exposed to menangitis the antibiotics they give you turns your piss & #2 bright orange. Weeeee! (not to mention it tints the whites of your eyes an orangeish color too)
 
2001-10-17 03:59:24 PM  
Boooo! I hope all you people die in a colourless world!

I say up with colour! Up with blue margarine!
 
2001-10-17 04:16:37 PM  
I guess they dont bother to do any research.

I work in a market, and while we didnt get the margerine in yet, the ketchup dont sell. At all. Im not sure, but I figure its the same everywhere else too.
 
2001-10-17 04:43:00 PM  
I'm only interested if it will change the color of my pee.
 
2001-10-17 08:36:41 PM  
God Damn it!
It's always something isn't it? Well Hell, What's next?
A God Damn Hamburger in the convienent shape of a farking hotdog?
Son of a biatch I'm mad!
 
2001-10-18 12:45:36 AM  
Mmmm, coagulated vegetable oils!

Why the heck do people eat margerine still? It was originally made to be a healthy alternative to butter, but the reverse turned out to be correct.
 
2001-10-18 12:18:25 PM  
There actually is a hamburger in the shape of a
hotdog! Speedway/SuperAmerica sells them.
 
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