McDonald’s fries, maple syrup and Haribo candy have all made headlines in recent weeks when fans learned what was actually in them.
Vegetarians were less amused that McDonald’s famous French fries are actually made with beef oil, and maple syrup fans were shocked to hear that the Great Value label contained traces of fish.
Meanwhile, Haribo fans are shocked to learn that the company’s green-colored gummy bears are actually strawberry-flavored. But it turns out that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the exotic ingredients in some of America’s favorite foods.
DailyMail.com reveals four more foods with horrible ingredients hidden inside:
Fish-flavored marshmallows, anyone?
The Wal-Mart Store Label marshmallow ingredient list contains an odd warning: “May contain traces of tilapia.”
Mild fish is considered a “bioengineered food ingredient” on labels for both the “Great Value,” store-brand, and regular and miniature marshmallows.
A username on TikTok Baden Ferguson She found the warning on a bag of marshmallows and it quickly took to social media
“I know we don’t expect much from Wal-Mart, but why is there fish in marshmallows?” Mr. Ferguson said in his book video.
Users have speculated that tilapia could be used in gelatin that holds marshmallows together, though the answer is not clear.
Small, regular varieties of marshmallows at Walmart say in the ingredients list that they may contain trace amounts of tilapia, a mild white fish.
Wendy Chilly goes against the grain …
One of the primary ingredients in Wendy’s chili is silicon dioxide.
Silicon dioxide is a natural compound made of silicon and oxygen. Also known as sand.
It is found naturally in many plants, including beets and brown rice, and is used as an anti-caking agent to avoid clumping.
the Food and Drug Administration Silicon dioxide is considered a safe food additive. In addition, recently research No evidence has been found that silicon dioxide is associated with an increased risk of diseases such as cancer.
Silicon dioxide can also be found in salts, soups, and coffee creamers.
Silicon dioxide, also known as sand, is an additive in chili peppers sold at Wendy’s. However, the Food and Drug Administration has deemed silicon dioxide safe for food
Cellulose is most commonly identified as sawdust. It is also an insoluble fiber that is found in grated cheese to prevent it from sticking together
Most commonly known as sawdust, cellulose is derived from virgin wood pulp. It’s also in grated cheese.
Cellulose is added to shredded cheese, such as shredded Kraft cheese, to prevent the supports from sticking to each other.
Cellulose is a natural fiber found in fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods. It can be found in tree bark and plant leaves.
It is an insoluble fiber, which means it does not dissolve in water. This helps push food through the digestive tract, promoting regular bowel movements.
The Food and Drug Administration recognizes that cellulose is safe for consumption.
A vanilla ice cream cone may have castorum in it, which is made from a mixture of beaver urine and anal secretions.
Although it is more common in perfumes, it still contributes a small portion of the vanilla flavor to foods such as ice cream.
Castoreum is approved by the FDA as a “natural flavor,” which is how it is labeled on foods.
Haribo Gummy Bears
Despite its color, Haribo’s green gummy bear is actually strawberry flavored
This week, fans of Haribo gummy bears were surprised to discover that the green gummy bear is strawberry flavored.
A Reddit detailing the flavors of each color gained traction on social media when fans realized that the color usually associated with the flavor of lime or green apple tasted like strawberry.
Nobody asked but the green Haribo gummy Bear flavor is strawberry and I find that misleading, one user wrote on Twitter.
Even McDonald’s french fries aren’t safe for vegans
Even McDonald’s french fries aren’t safe for vegans. It turned out to contain “natural beef flavor”.
When our suppliers partially fry their potato chips, they use an oil blend that has beef flavor. This ensures the great taste and distinct flavor that we all love from our world famous french fries.” McDonald’s explained on their website.
TikTok user Jordan Howlett, who goes by the username Jordan_horse 8published a video Last week revealed the secret ingredient. “This is why potatoes taste so delicious,” he said in the video.
In 2002, the restaurant settled a lawsuit over its fries being labeled vegetarian despite being flavored with beef.
The Greatest Value brand of maple syrup contains trace amounts of anchovies
Mr. Ferguson also found another oddity in his trademark maple syrup: anchovies.
in tracking To the previous video, Mr. Ferguson is back at Walmart to investigate the allegation. “Great value, you have some explaining to do,” Ferguson said in the video.
The butter-flavored drink’s label states, “May contain traces of milk, eggs, anchovies, wheat and soybeans.”
“There is no butter in a butter-flavored drink, but there might be anchovies!” Mr. Ferguson said.