Weird food additives (E-numbers)

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Offline chimera

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Weird food additives (E-numbers)
« on: 05/05/2005 18:32:05 »
Just read this fun booklet with useless factoids (its actual name)
and saw to my disgust that E-120 is made of Cochenilles.

Lice. Yuck. It's the purple colorant for Cherry Coke, for instance.

Fortunately I only took one sip of that stuff and it went out as fast as it went in. Disgusting.

Know any others that are not-so-kosher? [xx(]
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Re: Weird food additives (E-numbers)
« Reply #1 on: 12/05/2005 11:38:03 »
shellac is used to give a shiny surface to sweets like jellybeans its also bug juice euurggh i dont eat jelly beans any more

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Re: Weird food additives (E-numbers)
« Reply #2 on: 13/05/2005 03:46:51 »
quote:
Originally posted by chimera

Just read this fun booklet with useless factoids (its actual name)
and saw to my disgust that E-120 is made of Cochenilles.

Lice. Yuck. It's the purple colorant for Cherry Coke, for instance.

Fortunately I only took one sip of that stuff and it went out as fast as it went in. Disgusting.

Know any others that are not-so-kosher? [xx(]



Now there's a career opportunity.  Lice harvester for the production of an additive to Cherry Coke.

How do you do that, grab bums off the street and give them a good shake over a laid-out bedsheet?

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L. Lisov
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sharkeyandgeorge

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Re: Weird food additives (E-numbers)
« Reply #3 on: 14/06/2005 21:04:21 »
e406 is agar (Seaweed) and e410 locust bean gum what the hell is that? e513 is sulphuric acid e516 is chalk e553b is talc (made from asbestos)
e901 is beeswax e904 is shellac (larve juice) e942 is laughing gas
butane is e943a i thought that was explosive e948 oxygen e951 is aspartame
e995 sucralose and i keeps going to e1510 thats a lot of ****

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