Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More Than Meats the Eye

After having a little side-bar chat with Miss Cindia about Jello I thought this would be the perfect time to spread the V Word on this lovely Tuesday Afternoon. Below is a list of 5 (believe me there is plenty more where this came from) More than Meats the Eye foods, things you eat people most likely HAVE NO CLUE what's in it and what the hech your eating, please put it down and read this list! Happy Tuesday.

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1. Jell-O: How does Jell-O stay firm but wiggly? You can thank gelatin (aka the ground-up skin, intestines, and bones of animals) for that jiggle. Who doesn't like bones in their fruity snacks?

2. Hot Dogs: These are made from mechanically recovered meat, which Wikipedia describes as, "a paste-like meat product produced by forcing beef, pork, turkey or chicken bones, with attached edible meat, under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue." If you're in the mood for tails, bones, and anuses topped with relish at a ball game, steer clear of the veggie dogs, since they're mostly just made of plain ol' boring soy protein.

3. Milk: Pus doesn't exactly conjure up the most pleasant of images, but if the idea of a tall frosty glass of pus sounds good to you, by all means, feel free to down a glass of milk. That's right, milk can legally contain a somatic cell count (that's pus, people) of up to 200 million per liter.

4. Twinkies: Where does that fatty flavor come from? Beef fat, of course! Sponge cake + creamy filling + cow fat = the classic truck-stop snack. Yum.

5. Cheese: Rennet, found in many cheeses, comes from the stomach lining of slaughtered calves. I personally try to avoid baby cow stomach on my nachos, but maybe that's just me.
You can still enjoy all the flavors you love while cutting out the cruelty and crap!

5 love notes:

Ashley Fastle said...

I want to be vegan I am just scared that i wont be able to commit to it. can you please post some success stories and or email me @ a_fastle@yahoo.com for some ideas. It's about time I cut the cruelty out of my life for good.

Shelby said...

Wooow! This is very insightful!
I'm a pescatarian but I still enjoy cheese.

Makes you think twice...

Thanks! :)

Miss C i n d i a * said...

My face was looking all types of awful while reading that. I wish I had a whole foods near me and not in Phily (hour away) I would so go vegan. I have to do my research locally and see. A friend of mine chose it, and she's lost so much weight and says she feels so healthy.

elizabeth said...

You get me every time. thanks!

Jayka! said...

Lala dont do this to me I LOVED JELLO :(

aww man.