Thursday, August 25, 2011

A different motive

Being allergic to artificial colors and flavors, I like to pay attention to labels.  You know what's awesome?  When you see a product with an "All Natural Flavors!" banner, and then you look more closely at the ingredient list.

Exhibit A: Dryers Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

INGREDIENTS: skim milk, cream, sugar, chocolaty chips (sugar, coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali (dutched cocoa), fractionated palm kernel oil, cocoa, soy lecithin, salt, natural flavor), corn syrup, whey, molasses, natural flavor, acacia gum, guar gum, Yellow 5, Blue 1, carob bean gumcarrageenan, xanthan gum

Seriously, why bother with the natural flavor if you're going to have Yellow 5, Blue 1 and like seventeen* different variations of corn sweeteners?  What's a little artificial flavor at that point?

And also: Spell check hates most of those ingredients.

Well, anyway.  The bright green color was a tip-off, so it's not like my hopes were high, but this sort of thing is annoying.

That's all.

*I might be slightly exaggerating.  It's my blog, so I can do whatever I want.

Trapt, "Headstrong." This is not where you belong. If you have food allergies, anyway.

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