You Are What You Eat

4 Nov

Natural Flavor & ColorI realize this is just one of those things I’m supposed to have gotten used to in our modern age, but I still find the idea of something being labeled “Natural Flavour” off-putting.

This is actually the remnant of a bottle of ginger ale, why couldn’t they have just written ginger? Is it really natural, or is “Natural Flavor” just the pseudonym they gave to some complex compound they cooked up in the lab?

Technically, everything has a flavour, so, for all I know, my soda was made tasty with baby squeezin’s. (I assume they were squeezed by hand, to maintain the naturalness.)

Also, what is colour made of?

2 Responses to “You Are What You Eat”

  1. Melissa November 4, 2010 at 11:37 #

    Disgusting but true, ‘natural flavour’ is a synthetic flavour that has the same chemical makeup as the real thing. Why they don’t just use ginger I have no idea, maybe they wanted to finally use that chemistry set they got when they were 11.

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