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Weird Stuff In Our Foods

Posted by: Gina Hyde on 11/07/2013 - 11:46 AM

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.


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Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 11:53 AM

A mushroom is a fungus. I cannot put one in my mouth but love the taste they bring to dishes.
Lobster is an insect, but you won't catch me eating an ant.


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 11/07/2013 - 11:55 AM

I plan to actually eat today, at some point, so will now run, screaming, from this thread. ;-)


Posted by: Gina Hyde on 11/07/2013 - 11:57 AM

LOL I hate mushrooms too Louise ..


Posted by: Allen Beatty on 11/07/2013 - 12:03 PM

A lobster is an insect ????


Posted by: Gina Hyde on 11/07/2013 - 12:11 PM

Yeah lobster is ... but to save stomach I won't say which one *smiles*


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 12:25 PM

they do call it a sea cockroach for a reason.

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.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 1:21 PM

Sausage casing is intestine. I love sausage but if the casing falls off, I won't eat it. I know, that's weird...


Posted by: Ricardo De Almeida on 11/07/2013 - 1:32 PM

Some things that taste like beef are made of yeast extract... Like Marmite and Vegimite.


Posted by: Phyllis Wolf on 11/07/2013 - 1:44 PM

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!


Posted by: Bob Galka on 11/07/2013 - 1:45 PM

Don't get me started on HFC ;O( Nasty what it does to you. HFC = High Fructose Cornsyrup


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/07/2013 - 1:54 PM


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 2:05 PM

Peanut butter is allowed by the FDA to have one mouse hair per 100 grams of product. Bon Appetit!


Posted by: Pamela Patch on 11/07/2013 - 2:10 PM

Another little tid bit about everyones favorite hamburger place is that they are the #1 purchaser of cow eyes in the united states. beef is beef :-)


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 2:12 PM


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 2:34 PM

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.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Chuck De La Rosa on 11/07/2013 - 2:54 PM

Mike! I thought you were more up on things like that?

Who REALLY purchases all the eyeballs?


Posted by: Mary Bedy on 11/07/2013 - 2:55 PM

Glad I already had my lunch (an Amy's bean and rice organic gluten-free burrito). Yuck, you guys....


Posted by: Chuck De La Rosa on 11/07/2013 - 2:58 PM

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...


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 3:02 PM

is that why? because it was soft. when i was a kid it was hubba bubba... it would be really expensive to use spider eggs anyway.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Roz Abellera on 11/07/2013 - 3:54 PM

Google and read about the pink slime that McDonalds uses in their burgers.

-Roz Barron Abellera


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 11/07/2013 - 4:01 PM

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.



Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 4:17 PM

No, "super phosphate" and phosphate are not the same thing at all. Only "super phosphate" is in fertilizers. It is calcium phosphate and/or sodium phosphate that is in toothpaste.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 4:25 PM

and acid is found in coke, but people drink that. flouride is good for your teeth. in small amounts it's safe, though still don't swallow the toothpaste.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 4:33 PM

"Escargot" is slugs. Slugs leave slimy trails on my sidewalks. I pour salt on them and watch them shrivel but I will never put salt on them and eat them.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 4:35 PM

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.

---Mike Savad

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Posted by: Lori Lovetere on 11/07/2013 - 8:07 PM

Okay now I can't eat....oye :(


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/07/2013 - 8:10 PM

stop reading , Lori! lol


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 8:14 PM

No wonder people tell me I don't look as old as I am, it's the cigs LOL

Look at it this way, Lori-every time we want to over eat, we can just read this thread LOL


Posted by: Penny Hunt on 11/07/2013 - 8:17 PM

4 more states are adding pink slime back into the ground beef? can this be?
and @ Mary Bedy, do you have to eat gluten free? I have celiac disease, I have absolute fits buying food without hidden gluten as more and more of it is processed and over processed......


Posted by: Ricardo De Almeida on 11/07/2013 - 8:27 PM

That pink slime thing needs to be stopped.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 8:36 PM

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.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Ricardo De Almeida on 11/07/2013 - 8:40 PM

They all have bitter taste... specially the aftertaste.
That sounds like a super power.... I'm calling the X-Men HQ.

I like cilantro. I don't like fennel in sausages. I like fennel in cookies.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 9:04 PM

if anyone lives near a joes crab shack (don't know if that's just a NJ thing), they claim sweet crabs. now i don't know if this count is mostly for the sides, i think we determined it was not but this shows 68carbs - for crabs. something that shouldn't have any at all. we assumed they boil them in sugar. they refused to answer our email and we never ate there. red lobster on the other hand shows the right amount of carbs.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 9:04 PM

i don't care for fennel, but i enjoy funnels.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 9:05 PM

the fennel and myrrh toothpaste i got at trader joe's is as disgusting as it sounds.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 9:13 PM

Mike, the bucket includes red potatoes and an ear of corn along with the crab legs, so there's your carbs. LOVE Joe's Crab Shack but it's a bit pricey.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/07/2013 - 9:34 PM

i think we narrowed down the actual crabs, and they were high.

i'd like to know for certain because i'd like to go there, but the research is conflicting. they show one page 1 leg having zero. 2 legs in having 10 this one doesn't say there are sides and it shows 68 carbs. same thing. as a side, it shows zero, so it's a bit confusing.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/07/2013 - 11:28 PM

Any time it says "bucket", there's other food, usually corn on the cob and roasted red potatoes. There are several flavors and combos but always starches included in the bucket.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/08/2013 - 2:06 AM

Louise, to keep celery from getting limp, you keep it in water. Like a flower. It will grow leaves if you leave it there to grow.


Posted by: Gregory Scott on 11/08/2013 - 5:23 PM

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.


Posted by: Gina Hyde on 11/12/2013 - 11:25 AM

Crabs are extremly tasty, but yet angain it's in the insect family.. pink slime in hamburger meat? * skims through*


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/12/2013 - 11:31 AM


Posted by: Gina Hyde on 11/12/2013 - 11:31 AM

Yeah crabs are related to spiders


Posted by: Chuck De La Rosa on 11/12/2013 - 12:48 PM

Louise, yes tilapia, very bland. But that's why its popular. Its never "fishy" tasting.

Leek soup. Why do people eat leek soup? I have a theory that the reason the Irish invented Guiness is because their food has no flavor so they needed something they could taste.


Posted by: John Crothers on 11/12/2013 - 2:04 PM

Crabs and lobsters are not insects (spiders aren't either, they are arachnids).

Crabs and lobsters are crustaceans


Posted by: Chuck De La Rosa on 11/12/2013 - 2:13 PM

They are related at the level of arthropods, that is that they all have exoskeletons. Insects all stem from that level as well.


Posted by: Paul Cowan on 11/12/2013 - 2:20 PM

And we're all related to spiders, lobsters, snails, slugs, prawns and crabs in a very distant sort of way.....


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/12/2013 - 2:21 PM

I didnt think they were actually insects. That threw me. Yes spiders are not insects either. I had to study them to overcome my fear. NOT going to eat them either


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 11/12/2013 - 2:26 PM

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".


Posted by: Mary Bedy on 11/12/2013 - 2:26 PM

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.


Posted by: Gina Hyde on 11/12/2013 - 3:22 PM

I like the crabs boiled in blacken seasoning. Anything with blacken seasoning is 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..


Posted by: Paul Cowan on 11/12/2013 - 5:09 PM

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


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