Some of the earliest evidence shows that our pre-human ancestors were eating meat as early as 1.5 million years ago! So is eating meat so bad? Am I hypocritical if I tell you I love eating meat (cows, chickens, sheep) but sickened at the thought of eat dog or cat!? Well maybe I am, but for me a cat is a pet no matter what it looks like…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts about Strange but Approved Ingredients
10 – “Touch me with those chopsticks and die!”(Seen in”Top 10 Cats Dressed as Sushi“)
Rat Hair: As part of a percentage of all foods called “unavoidable defect” a certain amount of rat hair is deemed as OK. The math behind this works out at 22 hairs per 100g of food!
9 – “They call me Mc Furball!”
Boiled Beetles: Called carmine this rather nasty ingredient is made by boiling female cochineal insect shells in ammonia! And all this is done in the name of food colouring!
8 – “Touch me with that spoon and face the consequences!”
Antifreeze: Propylene Glycol is a compound that is basically antifreeze! This can be found in more things I could ever name here and is widely accepted as an ingredient.
7 – “I might look like candy, but I will never be as sweet.”
Beaver glands: Found in vanilla, strawberry or raspberry ice-cream is an ingredient called Castoreum and it is this that comes from the male and female beaver glands
6 – “Sour Fruit by costume, sour by nature!”
Borax: This is basically a fire-retardant, anti-fungal enamel! This is often used in rice dishes as it adds a firm, rubbery texture to the rice. Yummy indeed!
5 – “This is the tastiest hat I own!”
Coal Tar: Known as tartrazine it is derived from coal tar and had been linked to childhood hyperactivity. Sounds like very nasty stuff indeed.
4 – “What part of the word ‘Hot Dog’ are you not getting with this costume?!?”
Silicone Implants: Nuggets are only about 50% chicken and some of the rest comprises of dimethylpolysiloxane a chemical used in silicone implants!
3 – “My name is ‘Taco Cat’ and I challenge you to say my name backwards!”
Fish Bladder: Various well know beers around the World contain Isinglass. This is produced from the swim bladder of a fish! Fishy beer!
2 – “I’m so cute I have my own ap-peal!
Human hair: Human hair is used to make L-Cysteine and this is used in the shakes and burgers of McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Burger King!
1 – “This hot tub seems a little small for my liking. …and rather hot as well!”
Arsenic: Traces of arsenic are in loads of things, from rice to cereal, juice, and even beer! Even worst is trace elements are found in bottles of filtered water!