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Messed up cereal ingredients... - The Rancho Commons
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Messed up cereal ingredients...
My sons showed me this box of Froot Loops the other day and it really messed me up! I know kids are into gross things (so am I) so I could see if this was a joke for marketing purposes, but it wasn't.

At first I thought, "Gross, but I'm sure it's a joke! But there was no disclaimer and they wouldn't put "Insect wings" on a food product for real, right?

Evan (9) got me, it was a sticker he stuck on the box.

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alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: September 29th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Odd that you say that- but most pood has bround up beatles in it. Look for a coloring called "Annato." (spelling?) It's ground up beatle shell and eggs--- yuuuuummmmmmmmmmmm
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: September 29th, 2004 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
It is apparently spelled Annato and Annatto, but it isn't bugs. It is used as both a spice and a coloring/dye.

Here is more about it: http://www.thespicehouse.com/product/product_23_description.php

But I don't disagree that most grain and nut foods, at least, have bug shell content. The difference was that it appeared to be advertised!
alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: September 29th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry I had the wrond "spice" in mind. It's cochineal and carmine that are made from bug juice! :)

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