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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:55 PM | | Edit Post
I have lamented often on this blog about the evils of Facebook. It has gotten me in trouble more than once and I am certain that multiple people on their have me blocked.
Sometimes I find valuable info on Facebook like great apps to download, meatless recipes and confirmation that I am not the only person addicted to Pinterest.
Today I found out about Castoreum and apparently it might be in my tea. Seriously?
What is castoreum ? Apparently it is the extract of the anal glands of a beaver. It is used in perfuming and as a "natural flavoring" in quite a few items.
It is found in a variety of foods including: alcoholic beverages, baked goods, frozen dairy, chewing gum, candy, beverages, meat products, pudding, gelatin, ice cream, vanilla flavoring, raspberry flavored food
Um...it takes a lot to make at a loss for words but I truly am.
How did this ingredient find it's way into food? Who decided this was a good idea?
I am imagining a bunch of suits sitting around wondering how to make the diet raspberry tea taste more like raspberry without actually spending money on raspberries.
Ugh...I am at a loss here...
- I'm a 40 year old (gasp) freelance writer, school cafeteria manager, wife and mother. I have three children and one anxious and overweight beagle. I use my blog to make others laugh, to share some cool crafts, to document my lunchlady adventures and to lament about the challenges faced by us all on the journey called life. Thanks for visiting. Please leave some crack...um...I meant some comments.