Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Don't Think I'll Ever Eat Strawberry Pop-Tarts Again

My mom showed us something that was very interesting on 60 Minutes today. It was all about flavorings in foods. How they make it so people will be addicted to it, how to make the perfect mixture so it will smell and taste good, etc. Anyway, I learned a fact that will either make you say, "Awesome!" (if you happen to like gross things) or vomit (if you have a queasy stomach).
Some strawberry and vanilla flavoring have "all natural flavors". What they don't tell you is what's so natural about them. You see "natural flavors" on a strawberry pop-tart box or vanilla wafers and think "Oh yeah, they actually use strawberries and vanilla". In some cases that's true, in others that's not.
I learned that some "natural" strawberry and vanilla flavors are made from the glands of a beaver's backside. I said it. Feel free to tell all of your friends or vomit. Goodbye! :D

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the emily said...

AWESOME.

Jimmy said...

You got my thinking twice about ever buying more pop tarts.

Gypsy Schoolhouse said...

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Boquinha said...

That was so gross. Brings a whole new meaning to "natural flavoring."

Mom said...

ewww. . . I'm not a poptart fan, but please don't tell me what else contains natural beaver butt. It might spoil some of my favorites:)

Dr. Mark said...

I shudder to think of how many beaver secretions I ate when I was younger. Thanks for ruining Pop-Tarts. Sincerely, thank you.

Julia M. said...

Eeeewww... I'm so glad that I don't eat poptarts or wafers.

J Fo said...

Oh man! That really is GROSS! And I like Poptarts...er, liked, I guess.

Rich said...

ek that is di wait I think there is some thing in my mouth hooommmtthhh excuse me sorry oh as I was saying that is disgusting.