Mom! My Vanilla Ice Cream Has Beaver Anal Gland Secretions in It!


 

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14 comments:

France@beyondthepeel said...

OK Ruth, I have to know. How on earth did you figure out that beaver balls are in all those foods if they're not on the ingredient list? ! and WTF ! Right? Thank you for such an interesting post.

Ruth Almon said...

I actually came across this information from a number of sources. There are certainly some weird thing going into our food. I'm thinking of setting up a hall of fame of the worst of the worst.

Emily @ Butter Believer said...

I took one look at the name of this post from the Sunday School list and went, "That's GOTTA be Ruth!" LOL! I don't know how you find this stuff. And, seriously? What is the deal with the beaver balls in our food?! Gotta love those "natural" flavorings... sigh.

Thanks for posting this to the carnival. :)

Jacinda @ Growing Home said...

Oh that is so disgusting!!!! I may never eat ice cream again. BLEGH! I had no idea!

Misty said...

ick. I also wonder how on earth you figured that out!! ick

Ruth Almon said...

You don't have to give up on ice cream. Find a place that makes all-natural ice cream or make your own.
I don't have an ice cream machine, but something like this http://www.ruthsrealfood.com/2011/09/two-ingredient-mango-ice-cream.html does the trick.

KerryAnn @ CookingTF.com said...

Yeah, I always wonder who was the first person to lick a frog, too, and figured out it would make them hallucinate! We've gone to making three-minute ice cream most of the time now. http://www.cookingTF.com/2011/11/05/three-minute-peanut-butter-ice-cream/ Thanks for linking up at Traditional Tuesdays!

Kendra at New Life On A Homestead said...

Oh my goodness, you know, I've heard this before. But I totally thought it would be labeled under its scientific name. To know that it can be considered "natural flavoring"... that's just wrong.

Thanks for sharing on the Barn Hop!!

Kelly said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I always buy things flavored with vanilla bean, because it just tastes better, but I had no idea!!!! Sooooo gross! I will be even more vigilant now about my ice cream. Ewww...

Mommies and Beyond said...

Oh my, I am not kidding, my child just asked me 2 days ago, who decided that beaver butt would taste good ? We learned it is the natural flavoring in coffee creamers. Now, my 4 yr.old walks around saying beaver butt to make sibling laugh!Great post. Can hardly wait to show the family tomorrow! Love for you to visit me@http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com

Andrea said...

Seriously! That is nasty! Thank you for bringing awareness to this!

Thanks also for sharing this with Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways! I hope to see you next Wednesday too:)

Sincerely,
Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

Anonymous said...

A coworker of mine mentioned this last week... I think he said that either "60 Minutes" or "20/20" (I don't remember which) did a segment on "natural flavorings" last week. They did interviews with the "flavorologists" and talked about what kinds of things can be included under "natural flovors". He said it was eye-opening. I don't know if they put these segments online, but there is at least a possibility that it is online for those who are interested...

Ruth Almon said...

It was 60-minutes. I blogged about it here: http://www.ruthsrealfood.com/2011/12/how-food-industry-convinces-you-to-eat.html

Ryan said...

I'm lost. What does 'all-natural' mean such that beaver ass wouldn't be included? As long as it's not synthetic beaver ass, what's the problem? Come to think of it, wouldn't that actually be an improvement?

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