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2012-10-18 10:30:45 AM
What about cyanide, glass shards or Barbara Bush?
 
2012-10-18 11:41:09 AM
Potassium benzoate wasn't on the list.
 
2012-10-18 12:15:39 PM
SUGAR WILL KILL US ALL!!!
 
2012-10-18 12:27:07 PM
Rodent hair and fingers strangely missing from list
 
2012-10-18 12:31:04 PM
Used condoms?
 
2012-10-18 12:41:08 PM
Am I right in thinking there's a real frog in here?
 
2012-10-18 12:43:24 PM
Oh so that fingertip In the Wendy's chili is a'ok? Good to know.
 
2012-10-18 12:54:05 PM
I was with them until they got to "this might turn into MSG which {insert refuted urban legend here}"
 
2012-10-18 12:56:44 PM
You can have my Fruity Pebbles when you pry them out of the bottom of my cereal bowl that I let sit in the sink for a couple days before bothering to wash it out. Seriously...those things take sandblasting to remove.
 
2012-10-18 01:04:11 PM
Castoreum
Castoreum is one of the many nebulous "natural ingredients" used to flavor food. Though it isn't harmful, it is unsettling.


One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things is not the same.
 
2012-10-18 01:05:49 PM
Meh, we all got to die someday.
 
2012-10-18 01:06:18 PM
Just buy food that has no nutrition label. The vegans will be happy then.
 
2012-10-18 01:06:53 PM
Problems with msg? If msg was bad for you, people would have problems with just about any food with a strong umami taste.
 
2012-10-18 01:07:24 PM
Normally I tell people who are squeamish about the origins of completely harmless foods to just grow up, but I would like to know what the hell the first guy who tried using beaver asshole as a condiment was thinking.
 
2012-10-18 01:13:30 PM
This list is terrible, I want my 10 seconds back.
 
2012-10-18 01:13:33 PM

IC Stars: Am I right in thinking there's a real frog in here?


Yes, a little one.
 
2012-10-18 01:17:44 PM
What a misleading, fear mongering article. I wonder why specific brand-name products were singled out.
 
2012-10-18 01:25:19 PM

meanmutton: I was with them until they got to "this might turn into MSG which {insert refuted urban legend here}"


If you have an allergic reaction the MSG you shouldn't have HVP either. It has found it's way into many vegetarian/natural foods.
Non specific 'enzymes' such as those found in cheeses are usually genetically engineered and somewhat frightening if you research the source.

Nasal_Avenger: What a misleading, fear mongering article. I wonder why specific brand-name products were singled out.


One of the guys that sued the tobacco industry to shreds is going after 'Big Food'.
 
2012-10-18 02:06:49 PM

Huck Chaser: Normally I tell people who are squeamish about the origins of completely harmless foods to just grow up, but I would like to know what the hell the first guy who tried using beaver asshole as a condiment was thinking.


His wife found it delicious?
 
2012-10-18 02:26:21 PM

Huck Chaser: Normally I tell people who are squeamish about the origins of completely harmless foods to just grow up, but I would like to know what the hell the first guy who tried using beaver asshole as a condiment was thinking.


I have a similar mindset.

I see "Avacado, Cucumber, and 10w30" face replenishing cream and I think to myself, "The guy that figured out that that stuff has a GOOD effect on your skin? Can you imagine the goofy shiat he smeared on his head in his life that DIDN'T turn out so good?" 

Followed closely my "Curare is a 100% natural thing too, but I'd rather not have THAT in my Oreos, so lets get with the truth in advertising, already!", and then immediately by "You're in marketing? KILL YOURSELF."
 
2012-10-18 02:28:58 PM
I was fine right up until they singled out Funyuns. fark you, pal!
 
2012-10-18 02:53:23 PM

Huck Chaser: Castoreum
Castoreum is one of the many nebulous "natural ingredients" used to flavor food. Though it isn't harmful, it is unsettling.

One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things is not the same.


Yeah really, replace the whole damn paragraph with;

"This isn't bad for you but I find it icky so don't eat it."

I'm surprised anchovies weren't on the list as well. It's not like eight is some sort of natural expected number of items for a list, why add an unnecessary one to pad the article?
 
2012-10-18 02:59:02 PM
They never really said what was bad about castoreum other than it comes from beavers anus. Mmmmmmmmmm beaver anus the way mom used to cook it.
 
2012-10-18 03:35:11 PM

majestic: I was fine right up until they singled out Funyuns. fark you, pal!


That is the same place where I actually went...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-18 03:35:37 PM

Huck Chaser: Normally I tell people who are squeamish about the origins of completely harmless foods to just grow up, but I would like to know what the hell the first guy who tried using beaver asshole as a condiment was thinking.


It is the middle of winter, the snow is piled about 10 feet, I'm cold, I'm alone, the pond is frozen over and I'm hungry. How the heck did I think it was a good idea to leave my home, cross an ocean, and make a life for myself trapping beaver hundreds if not a thousand miles away from a hearth, a bottle and a warm woman? Well, I've had the tastier parts already, I guess eating his arse will keep me a little less hungry for the next day.
 
2012-10-18 03:37:54 PM

Petey4335: Huck Chaser: Normally I tell people who are squeamish about the origins of completely harmless foods to just grow up, but I would like to know what the hell the first guy who tried using beaver asshole as a condiment was thinking.

It is the middle of winter, the snow is piled about 10 feet, I'm cold, I'm alone, the pond is frozen over and I'm hungry. How the heck did I think it was a good idea to leave my home, cross an ocean, and make a life for myself trapping beaver hundreds if not a thousand miles away from a hearth, a bottle and a warm woman? Well, I've had the tastier parts already, I guess eating his arse will keep me a little less hungry for the next day.


*Later that same evening*

...Hey, this kinda tastes like vanilla and/or raspberry!

*THE END*
 
2012-10-18 03:59:29 PM
That was not at all a plug for the site and or book was it? I've read more impartial things on Fox News subby.
 
2012-10-18 04:00:50 PM

Current Resident: IC Stars: Am I right in thinking there's a real frog in here?

Yes, a little one.


Well, do you take the bones out?
 
2012-10-18 04:12:15 PM

Priapetic: Current Resident: IC Stars: Am I right in thinking there's a real frog in here?

Yes, a little one.

Well, do you take the bones out?


If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?
 
2012-10-18 04:28:13 PM
i like food, a lot
 
2012-10-18 04:57:56 PM
My Long John Silver's Popcorn Shrimp may not be completely healthy?
 
2012-10-18 05:26:47 PM
Beaver anus juice isn't bad for you? Well what's the problem exactly?
 
2012-10-18 06:55:35 PM

French Rage: My Long John Silver's Popcorn Shrimp may not be completely healthy?


That was where I stopped caring what the writer had to say. Honestly, that's the ONE food you singled out for your example? Demographic studies show that the people who read your blog just farking LOVE Long John Silver's Popcorn Shrimp and Beaver Anus?
 
2012-10-18 07:05:54 PM
I usually come for the castoreum.

/beaver anal sacs
 
2012-10-18 08:01:27 PM
 
2012-10-18 08:03:55 PM

Huck Chaser: Castoreum
Castoreum is one of the many nebulous "natural ingredients" used to flavor food. Though it isn't harmful, it is unsettling.

One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things is not the same.


Came to say this. If you'll eat an egg, you'll eat castoreum
 
2012-10-18 09:54:28 PM
Seriously? Absolutely no mention of TBHQ?? The article is garbage written for people who barely care.
 
2012-10-18 10:15:01 PM

adenosine: Problems with msg? If msg was bad for you, people would have problems with just about any food with a strong umami taste.


I'm down with MSG

/couldn't find the video
 
2012-10-18 11:27:38 PM
Article: "shown to cause cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters"

Wikipedia: "causes papillomas and squamous cell carcinomas of the forestomach in rats and Syrian golden hamsters.[5] In mice, there is no carcinogenic effect,[5] and even evidence of a protective effect against the carcinogenicity of other chemicals."

Already found conflicting evidence on the first item, articles like this belong on the "Eight articles you never want to see on fark" list.
 
2012-10-18 11:29:30 PM
The Slush: Beaver anus juice isn't bad for you?

That's unwieldy, I say we call it "Benus"
 
2012-10-19 03:37:24 AM
They showed a picture of a product with the word High Fructose Corn syrup on it but it's not on the list. What gives?
 
2012-10-19 06:53:25 AM

UberDave: Potassium benzoate wasn't on the list.


That's good. It also contains wheat gluten.
 
2012-10-19 12:46:51 PM

Current Resident: Priapetic: Current Resident: IC Stars: Am I right in thinking there's a real frog in here?

Yes, a little one.

Well, do you take the bones out?

If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?


Well played sir, I look forward to our next encounter.
 
2012-10-21 02:17:38 PM

meanmutton: I was with them until they got to "this might turn into MSG which {insert refuted urban legend here}"


How can you be so confident there aren't any people with defects in the blood-brain barrier that allow glutamate to cross? The reported symptoms in "MSG-sensitive" people are similar to what would happen if it did.
 
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