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2014-06-04 01:36:14 AM
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433 [TotalFark]
2014-06-04 02:45:39 AM
So, has anyone had them?  Sounds like a mouthful.
 
2014-06-04 02:55:33 AM
I would stuff my creme filling into her any day, any time, any where.

/scroll down if confused
 
2014-06-04 03:07:31 AM
cdn2.mattforney.com
 
2014-06-04 04:34:56 AM
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2014-06-04 04:52:05 AM
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2014-06-04 04:54:15 AM
I'm pretty sure you can just inject butter into your veins and skip the middleman here.
 
2014-06-04 04:54:55 AM
I think I gained weight just reading that headline.
 
2014-06-04 05:10:43 AM

namatad: I would stuff my creme filling into her any day, any time, any where.

/scroll down if confused


I scrolled down. You have issues,

/oh, you meant in the article
 
2014-06-04 05:16:36 AM
Ugh.
No thanks, Ill' pass.
 
2014-06-04 05:17:55 AM
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2014-06-04 05:45:09 AM
I just bought them a few days ago. They had birthday cake frosting filled, and resees filled. They didn't put enough cream in the cookies, and it just tastes like a bit sweeter regular chocolates chip cookies..... They are still sitting here if anybody wants to come over and try them.
 
2014-06-04 06:29:34 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: [cdn2.mattforney.com image 300x384]


Definitely this

K9fark: [d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net image 500x421]


And this

But then who says 'Murka has lost all sense of innovation. There's still plenty of it out there. Too bad it's all to feed the Food-Medical Industrial Complex.
 
2014-06-04 06:32:10 AM
The more I see "food" like this, the more I think Wall-E is Pixar's version of Idiocracy.  American's will just be fat rolling pieces of diabetes and stupidity in the future.
 
2014-06-04 06:44:43 AM
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2014-06-04 07:04:21 AM
Yuck, The only good thing about Oreos is the cookie bit. The "cream" is pure hurl.

You know what I want? ZERO STUFF OREOS. Fark Double Stuff or Quad Stuff or ALL STUFF.

Just give me the cookie bits.
 
2014-06-04 07:08:37 AM
Meh. Rippin' Good brand used to have chocolate creme between two chocolate chip cookies. Thankfully, for my waistline, they don't make them anymore.
 
2014-06-04 07:08:44 AM
Amusing? Did namatad's love interest eat the Spiffy tag?
 
2014-06-04 07:17:40 AM
Only amusing thing on that website was the video of the guy trying to eat a cupcake.

Oreo filing = sugar and lard
 
2014-06-04 07:18:51 AM

namatad: I would stuff my creme filling into her any day, any time, any where.

/scroll down if confused


Plan on getting the other side of her face?

cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com

/bukkakalicious
 
2014-06-04 07:20:03 AM
As if my beer gut is not big enough and now they go and do this?  Thanks a lot Obama!
 
2014-06-04 07:36:17 AM

robohobo: namatad: I would stuff my creme filling into her any day, any time, any where.

/scroll down if confused

I scrolled down. You have issues,

/oh, you meant in the article


You have to admit, the setup and follow through was executed perfectly.
 
2014-06-04 07:38:22 AM
Am I in before cookie monster with the spoon and lighter?
 
2014-06-04 07:47:11 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: [cdn2.mattforney.com image 300x384]


This is the problem.  If you had any sense of taste at all, you'd make your own cookies.  That shiat that is sold in bags at the grocery are absolutely tasteless, nasty crap.

If you had any standards, you could stay thin.

/Cause I LOVE some good junk food.  But if you're going to have it, it should at least taste good.
 
2014-06-04 07:52:28 AM

Cold_Sassy: This is the problem.  If you had any sense of taste at all, you'd make your own cookies.  That shiat that is sold in bags at the grocery are absolutely tasteless, nasty crap.


Great, now we have cookie snobs.
 
2014-06-04 07:55:56 AM

Mugato: Cold_Sassy: This is the problem.  If you had any sense of taste at all, you'd make your own cookies.  That shiat that is sold in bags at the grocery are absolutely tasteless, nasty crap.

Great, now we have cookie snobs.


Thank you.
 
2014-06-04 08:18:13 AM
I would give these a try, I'm not gonna lie.

But, I think its probably a bit too cloying and sweet.

However:  the cafeteria at my job does its own baking, and at least twice a week they make chocolate
chips cookies with crubled Oreos mixed into the dough that are quite yummy.
 
2014-06-04 08:21:09 AM
Tried one that was stuffed with brownie. OMG. I almost kidnapped the little old lady giving samples & made love to her in a pile of the sweetest cookie ever invented.
 
2014-06-04 08:39:11 AM
My pancreas just went in the corner and shot itself.
 
2014-06-04 08:43:01 AM

Stoj: Tried one that was stuffed with brownie. OMG. I almost kidnapped the little old lady giving samples & made love to her in a pile of the sweetest cookie ever invented.


You would have packed fudge for the ones packed with fudge.
 
2014-06-04 08:45:49 AM
Wait wait wait.... a thread about Oreos that hasn't yet devolved into a "Hydrox were infinitely betterer" slamfest?  How can this be?
 
2014-06-04 08:52:28 AM
I just wish Oreo sold combo packages.  They've got so many random variations lately, but I don't want to buy a full bag.  Even if they just sold them in the 6 packs like you find in vending machines, it would be way better than buying a whole package and learning that that particular variant was horrible.
 
2014-06-04 08:53:35 AM
Look for Chewy Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Creations Root Beer Float cookies.  Buy them.  Eat them.  Be surprised at how much they taste like exactly what they are called.
 
2014-06-04 08:54:05 AM
can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.
 
2014-06-04 08:56:01 AM
DjangoStonereaver: the cafeteria at my job does its own baking, and at least twice a week they make chocolate chip cookies with crumbled Oreos mixed into the dough that are quite yummy.

See Mugato?  That's what I'm saying.
 
2014-06-04 08:56:46 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Wait wait wait.... a thread about Oreos that hasn't yet devolved into a "Hydrox wereare infinitely betterer" slamfest?  How can this be?


FTFY

/You didn't hear they are bringing Hydrox back?
//Oreos are still better because they soak up milk better.
 
2014-06-04 08:56:48 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Stoj: Tried one that was stuffed with brownie. OMG. I almost kidnapped the little old lady giving samples & made love to her in a pile of the sweetest cookie ever invented.

You would have packed fudge for the ones packed with fudge.


I don't know if granny could handle that, but if that were on the table...
 
2014-06-04 09:33:34 AM
why does her picture look like she had a stroke while eating a milkshake?
 
Biv
2014-06-04 09:49:10 AM

reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.


If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.
 
2014-06-04 10:23:08 AM

Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.


Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).
 
2014-06-04 10:46:33 AM

reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).


Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk
 
2014-06-04 10:56:55 AM

Stoj: Tried one that was stuffed with brownie. OMG. I almost kidnapped the little old lady giving samples & made love to her in a pile of the sweetest cookie ever invented.


The most terrible thing my vet school roommate ever did was teach me to make brownie/cookie bars.  Just make brownies and cookie dough.  Put whatever brownie batter you didn't eat in the pan, top with whatever chocolate chip cookie dough you didn't eat, bake and NOMNOMNOM.

and even as fat as I now sound...I kind of think filling chocolate chip cookies with Oreo cream might be a bit much...

\just start selling tubes of the cream and I'll be good.
 
2014-06-04 11:10:52 AM

Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk


That's where my "chemically identical to the fructose in sugar" comes from.  The benefit, if you want to call it that, of sugar is that it spikes insulin levels as well, but this is bad because it leads to insulin resistance.
 
2014-06-04 11:12:45 AM

reillan: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk

That's where my "chemically identical to the fructose in sugar" comes from.  The benefit, if you want to call it that, of sugar is that it spikes insulin levels as well, but this is bad because it leads to insulin resistance.


The fact the GMO foods have been banned everywhere else in the civilized world does not alarm you?
 
2014-06-04 11:54:42 AM

Cold_Sassy: reillan: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk

That's where my "chemically identical to the fructose in sugar" comes from.  The benefit, if you want to call it that, of sugar is that it spikes insulin levels as well, but this is bad because it leads to insulin resistance.

The fact the GMO foods have been banned everywhere else in the civilized world does not alarm you?


I have no idea where that comment comes from, but no - smaller countries react to alarmist voters faster than bigger countries.  The science behind GMO foods is sound.
 
2014-06-04 12:37:24 PM
I'm thinking these travesties would be darling chopped up and added to homemade strawberry ice cream.

I may have to try that.
 
2014-06-04 12:39:56 PM

reillan: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk

That's where my "chemically identical to the fructose in sugar" comes from.  The benefit, if you want to call it that, of sugar is that it spikes insulin levels as well, but this is bad because it leads to insulin resistance.

The fact the GMO foods have been banned everywhere else in the civilized world does not alarm you?

I have no idea where that comment comes from, but no - smaller countries react to alarmist voters faster than bigger countries.  The science behind GMO foods is sound.


Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
 
2014-06-04 12:46:52 PM

Cold_Sassy: reillan: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk

That's where my "chemically identical to the fructose in sugar" comes from.  The benefit, if you want to call it that, of sugar is that it spikes insulin levels as well, but this is bad because it leads to insulin resistance.

The fact the GMO foods have been banned everywhere else in the civilized world does not alarm you?

I have no idea where that comment comes from, but no - smaller countries react to alarmist voters faster than bigger countries.  The science behind GMO foods is sound.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.


http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2013/10/08/with-2000-global-st ud ies-confirming-safety-gm-foods-among-most-analyzed-subject-in-science/ #.U49NGCihEuQ
 
2014-06-04 12:54:16 PM

jxb465: Pants full of macaroni!!: Wait wait wait.... a thread about Oreos that hasn't yet devolved into a "Hydrox wereare infinitely betterer" slamfest?  How can this be?

FTFY

/You didn't hear they are bringing Hydrox back?
//Oreos are still better because they soak up milk better.


Hydrox? Hydrox???

That's how the kids in the cafeteria could tell if someone's family was poor.

/my family didn't have much money but at least they didn't buy those generic tasting knock-offs
 
2014-06-04 01:09:47 PM

peterthx: jxb465: Pants full of macaroni!!: Wait wait wait.... a thread about Oreos that hasn't yet devolved into a "Hydrox wereare infinitely betterer" slamfest?  How can this be?

FTFY

/You didn't hear they are bringing Hydrox back?
//Oreos are still better because they soak up milk better.

Hydrox? Hydrox???

That's how the kids in the cafeteria could tell if someone's family was poor.

/my family didn't have much money but at least they didn't buy those generic tasting knock-offs



I can't tell if this is a joke post or not, but Oreos are actually the knock off.
 
2014-06-04 01:30:51 PM
Pass.

Instead, Chips Ahoy with Nutella taken from the fridge.
Om nom nom...
 
2014-06-04 02:50:49 PM

peterthx: jxb465: Pants full of macaroni!!: Wait wait wait.... a thread about Oreos that hasn't yet devolved into a "Hydrox wereare infinitely betterer" slamfest?  How can this be?

FTFY

/You didn't hear they are bringing Hydrox back?
//Oreos are still better because they soak up milk better.

Hydrox? Hydrox???

That's how the kids in the cafeteria could tell if someone's family was poor.

/my family didn't have much money but at least they didn't buy those generic tasting knock-offs


Blasphemy!!
 
2014-06-04 02:54:13 PM

Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk


My mom had a corn allergy and hence, an allergy to corn syrup that's put in everything.  Years ago, she called Coca Cola to ask if it was cane sugar or corn syrup in it, since the can at that time just said "sugar".  The technician she talked to went on to explain there really was no difference between cane sugar and corn syrup.  My mom asked him, "At what point does corn stop being corn?"  He had no answer.
 
2014-06-04 04:47:12 PM

WalMartian: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk

My mom had a corn allergy and hence, an allergy to corn syrup that's put in everything.  Years ago, she called Coca Cola to ask if it was cane sugar or corn syrup in it, since the can at that time just said "sugar".  The technician she talked to went on to explain there really was no difference between cane sugar and corn syrup.  My mom asked him, "At what point does corn stop being corn?"  He had no answer.


I'm surprised she got that far with them :) but it really would depend on what, exactly, was in the corn that she was allergic to. hfcs is almost pure fructose, so it shouldn't be able to cause an allergic reaction in anyone
 
2014-06-04 05:21:09 PM

reillan: WalMartian: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk

My mom had a corn allergy and hence, an allergy to corn syrup that's put in everything.  Years ago, she called Coca Cola to ask if it was cane sugar or corn syrup in it, since the can at that time just said "sugar".  The technician she talked to went on to explain there really was no difference between cane sugar and corn syrup.  My mom asked him, "At what point does corn stop being corn?"  He had no answer.

I'm surprised she got that far with them :) but it really would depend on what, exactly, was in the corn that she was allergic to. hfcs is almost pure fructose, so it shouldn't be able to cause an allergic reaction in anyone


As she said, though, "At what point does corn stop being corn?"
 
2014-06-05 02:34:38 AM

desertfool: Meh. Rippin' Good brand used to have chocolate creme between two chocolate chip cookies. Thankfully, for my waistline, they don't make them anymore.


Those were the best ever.

These days I'm on the double-stuff Oreo cookies.  Regular Oreo cookies are good and all, but once you know double-stuffs exist why would you ever go back?  I tell myself that I'm practicing self-restraint by not going straight to the mega stuffs.

Except on special occasions.
 
2014-06-05 10:30:12 AM

WalMartian: reillan: WalMartian: Cold_Sassy: reillan: Biv: reillan: can we please, please just have a federal ban on added sugars.

If it was sugar we'd be in good shape.  It's high fructose corn syrup that is killing us.

Actually, that's not true.  Fructose is fructose.  It's chemically identical whether you get it from HFCS or sugar.

In fact, fructose may be *better* than sugar, as sugar contains both glucose and fructose, and part of fructose's function relates to glucose.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

In this study, sugar caused greater weight gain that fructose:
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37385 http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/04/090420182151.htm
You'll note, however, that the fructose group's internal abdominal fat increased more than the sugar group.  Thus, it's not fair to say that fructose is *good* for you... it doesn't cause as much weight gain as sugar, but the weight gain it causes may be worse for certain issues (such as heart disease).

Hold on, notsofasttm.  http://myonesource.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-a-double-risk

My mom had a corn allergy and hence, an allergy to corn syrup that's put in everything.  Years ago, she called Coca Cola to ask if it was cane sugar or corn syrup in it, since the can at that time just said "sugar".  The technician she talked to went on to explain there really was no difference between cane sugar and corn syrup.  My mom asked him, "At what point does corn stop being corn?"  He had no answer.

I'm surprised she got that far with them :) but it really would depend on what, exactly, was in the corn that she was allergic to. hfcs is almost pure fructose, so it shouldn't be able to cause an allergic reaction in anyone

As she said, though, "At what point does corn stop being corn?"


A more appropriate question is "at what point does corn *start* being corn.

You see, we're all just chemicals.  People, plants, doesn't matter, it's just chemicals piled together.  It's possible to extract them and turn them into nothing but chemicals.  If I pee, that pee came from me, it will have some of my DNA carried with it, but is it still me?  No, it's just water with some DNA mixed in.  But that's really all I am, too.

We say "corn", and we know generally what we mean.. but that goes into a very lengthy philosophical discussion that Derrida would love to engage in.  We recognize a few properties of corn that limit the realm of possible corn-ness and allow us to compare it to other things.  Two kernels of corn are not alike - nor are two ears or two stalks or anything else.  But yet, we know that they have to be corn because they share certain similar properties.  It's those properties that allow us to safely identify it and store it away into the "corn" identity that resides in our brains, and to keep it differentiated from other plants that may have similar properties (e.g. not all corn is yellow, but yellow is a property of most corn we eat.  When we see a yellow plant, then, we have to know it has the possibility to be corn.  We then find other criteria.  An ear of corn is roughly the same size as a yellow squash, perhaps a bit larger, but a yellow squash is not bumpy and made up of rows and columns of kernels while corn is, so we can further reduce it based on that, etc..)

It isn't corn she's allergic to - it's one of those properties (or perhaps multiple properties or even multiple properties found in concentration with each other).  You take away any of those properties, and you have the potential to stop calling it "corn."  You take away all of those properties, and you certainly can't call it corn any more...

If I eat it and expel it, use that excrement for compost, use that compost to grow another plant... that plant is not corn, even though it has corn in it.  It's just chemicals.
 
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