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Every body has certain thing that seem really gross or just odd. Have you ever found out what's in you food and say that's tatsy? We eat really weird stuff everyday day that's in our food. In fact we literally eat trees!! So here is some list
Some Macroni and Cheese contains saw dust
All asprin cantains Willow tree bark
All Salad dressing contains Fungus ( forgot the name , but look it up next time).
gum acacia is a sap that can be found in you can foods..
So anyways just want to let you know the fancy names on the ingridents might as well be some part of a tree and who says we don't recycle trees..So Post up you story of what you found about your favorite foods.
all you need to do is paint them red, jack up the price and convince people its a delicacy.
many odd things are in foods, like carnoba wax is made of a type of fly i believe, and that wax shines candy and the like. many odd herbs come from strange places. eye drops used to come from the bella donna plant, it's used to make your eyes dilate, and they used to use them in the old days, girls thought they looked prettier with big open pupils. problem was they had to use it all the time, couldn't see a thing because of too much light. and since that stuff was made from the deadly nightshade plant, it totally destroyed their vision. but it didn't matter once you married rich. they mimic the properties now.
Mikey D's McNuggets have an defoaming agent in them. 50% of a McNugget is chicken the rest are things like Dimethylpolysiloxane, a type of silicone, is used in caulks and sealants, as a filler for breast implants, and as key ingredient in Silly Putty and TBHQ, a petroleum derivative, used as a stabilizer in perfumes, resins, varnishes and oil field chemicals. Mickey D's hamburger buns have been embalmed. They can sit around for many years and never grow mold. So if anyone was planning on going to McD's for lunch today....sorry for this post. lol!
hubba bubba gum (not sure if they still make that), has spider eggs in it... and that's what made it taste so good.
there are places that do eat the eyes. they say it's a delicacy, it has a nice salty taste to them. some weirdo show on history channel showed guys eating weird things. it was the most disgusting thing i ever saw people eat, and yet the way he described it made me almost want to taste it.
They used to serve something in school when I was a kid called Jiffy Pizza. It was some sort of bland colored spread that tasted nothing like pizza. It was spread on an English muffin and everyone just loved it. Kids (myself included) would trade our cookie with kids who wouldn't eat the jiffy pizza just so we could get doubles. Who knows what it really was...
The water you drink, the toothpaste you use, all have fluoride, all containing "super-phosphate", the same chemical component used for industrial strength fertilizers, and in cockroach and rat killers.
but if you pay 50 bucks a pop, and a snooty french waiter serves it to you on a silver platter, bet you would... not me of course, there better be a burger on that platter.
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the problem with the super taster test is - they don't show you what each type of taster should look like. like when i count, it's off the charts. but i don't know what i'm counting. they say, only count the pink dots - but they are all pink, except the center of my tongue, which looks blue enough that i was sucking on smurf brains. i don't like the taste of the dye so i don't do this all that often. i've photographed my tongue to make it easier.
the better test to use is the saccharine test
get two thirds of a cup of water, and mix one pack of sweet and low. take a taste of it.
if you taste sweet only or mostly, then your an under taster, if you get a it 50-50, then your a normal taster, and if you taste mostly bitter, your a super taster. in my case, it's so bitter it lasts for hours. i can't get it out of my mouth. it's like the flavor is really tiny and it's falling back on parts of my tongue that no other flavor as the ability to remove. but worse after the test, i can taste it strongly in everything, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc. all has saccharine in it. those things never tasted sweet to me, but it's far worse now. oddly though when the liquid was under my tongue - i tasted the sweet.
Those "BBQ" crabs are deep fat fried, I believe. Of course they are low carb, excluding the other starchy stuff. They're also high in fat and cholesterol, I would guess.
My theory is that escargot snails have a shell for protection, so escargot is fairly edible.
Slugs on the other hand have no shells, and I infer, without doing any scientific test, that slugs have toxins and a bad taste to protect them from predators.
A few years back, when I had a vegetable garden, I was growing corn, but then it started coming in as a fungus instead of husks. I asked the local garden place about how to stop that from happening but the guy there said I should just fry that gross stuff up-it's a delicacy in South America. I stopped planting corn...It's called "corn smut".
Haven't been in this thread for a while. I see it's still delicious.
@Peggy - have not been diagnosed with celiacs disease, but I know I was getting sicker and sicker until I stopped eating wheat. Felt tired and had the chills when it got bad.
The good news is I love all fruits and veggies (although I'm also allergic to corn), and they are selling a lot more gluten-free stuff in the grocery stores.
And you guys were discussing Joe's Crab Shack. Last time we went to visit our son's family, we stopped at one on the way there and had crabs, which were delicious, but on the way back, I ordered salmon at the same restaurant. It was way over cooked and dry. I was peeved. They know how to cook crabs, but at least at this place ordering something different threw them off.
I like the crabs boiled in blacken seasoning. Anything with blacken seasoning is good..love some crawfish..
Another one to add is oysters. They are a natural filter of the ocean. Meaning whatever they eat last stays in their bellies like fish poo..
The best thing is to cook for yourself rather than going to restaurants or fast-food joints. That way, you know what you're getting. If I want burgers I buy steak and have it minced and make the patties myself. It costs more than getting one from a fast food joint, but there's a very good reason for that. When Britain was getting fed on burgers full of dodgy horse meat, the price people were paying for a burger was below the wholesale price of the equivalent amount of lowest grade beef. Sometimes, you get what you pay for. With most foods, it's cheaper to buy top-quality ingredients and cook it than it is to buy from a restaurant and it tastes better, too.
I put a few of my recipes here, but I haven't bothered updating it http://gourmetlens.com/