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(Guardian)   Empty Vanilla Coke bottles (or any other kind) turned into Vanilla flavoring? Research published in a chemistry journal claims it's been done, thanks to scary enzymes. Pardon me if I don't want that Vanilla used in my NEXT bottle of Vanilla Coke   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Vanilla, Chemistry, Escherichia coli, Recycling, Polyethylene terephthalate, Bacteria, Plastic bottles, single use  
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2021-06-15 12:26:30 PM  
I'm not enthusiastic about it, but it's not really that scary when you think about how much plastic is already in the average consumer's body.
 
2021-06-15 4:32:17 PM  
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2021-06-15 4:47:52 PM  
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Yo, bro, whaz goin' on in this thread, beotch?

/Word to ya mutha
 
2021-06-15 5:35:01 PM  
Dude was collecting $5 for membership and $0.50 per call from people who were mad at a soda company.

I feel like he was ahead of his time.
 
2021-06-15 5:57:00 PM  
Vanillin is going to be the same regardless of the source
I always thought a good use for TPT would be to roll it onto fabric and sell 4x8 sheets as hurricane baffling instead of nailing up heavy plywood Alas I don't have resources for a prototype to get on shark tank
 
2021-06-15 6:08:28 PM  
The price of vanilla beans is currently hovering between "Unchristly" and "That Sound You Hear is My Balls Caught in a Vise". Artificial vanilla tastes fine. We have mountains of waste plastic, so anything that reduces it a little bit is good. Not seeing the problem except for subby's love of clutching pearls.
 
2021-06-15 6:16:57 PM  
Good start, but I see a couple of problems with it.

-37C is pretty hot. How do you get there?
-The Vanillin is could but what about contaminants and biproducts?(can you burn them safely to get to the temp above?)
-How much water does this all take up?
-Can the critters used mutate or otherwise do anything weird in the environment because you KNOW they will get out.

These aren't insurmountable problems, but they should be addressed.
 
2021-06-15 6:25:15 PM  

Screaming Candle: Good start, but I see a couple of problems with it.

-37C is pretty hot. How do you get there?


stick it in your arm pit? 37 C is body temp: 98 point 6
 
2021-06-15 6:30:26 PM  
Subby refers his vanilla flavoring come from natural sources: beaver ass.
 
2021-06-15 6:50:31 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Subby refers his vanilla flavoring come from natural sources: beaver ass.


How ironic, I have fond memories, I always associated the smell of Vanilla Musk perfume with a lap dance in a strip club
 
2021-06-15 6:57:12 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Subby refers his vanilla flavoring come from natural sources: beaver ass.


Which, of course, hasn't been a thing for at least a century.
 
2021-06-15 11:29:12 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Subby refers his vanilla flavoring come from natural sources: beaver ass.


To be fair, it probably was a weird process figuring out you can chow down on part of an orchid.
 
2021-06-15 11:43:11 PM  

ImOscar: I'm not enthusiastic about it, but it's not really that scary when you think about how much plastic is already in the average consumer's body.


Or that most artificial vanilla has been synthesized from petrochemicals for a while now.  It used to be leftover wood pulp/lignin, but there's less of that these days.  The sources that I've seen  indicate that ~85% of artificial vanillin is derived from petrochemicals.  The plastic is just another handy source for hydrocarbons.

There is an upside, man, it's ORGANIC.
 
2021-06-16 1:00:42 AM  
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2021-06-16 7:20:22 AM  
Anyone who complains about vanillin being made from soda bottles doesn't remember Yum-a-Moto Vanilla Twist ice cream, in celebration of a 2007 Ig Nobel Prize

We should be happy that there are alternatives sources for vanillin
 
2021-06-16 10:40:39 AM  
Eh, and plastic gloves can be used to make grape soda. Science biatches!
Turning plastic gloves into grape soda
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