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The oils released from the fur of a sheep is the “gum base” used in many types of chewing gums for extra-moisture.
It's like getting indignant because gelatin is actually animal hooves.
Just wait until you guys figure out what Jello and marshmallows are.
"gelatin" sounds cool, but it's sort of disgusting. I haven't eaten Jello since I was a kid and discovered what it was.
That conversation went something like -
"Mom, I've been eating Jello forever. And I'm sitting here, with a bowl of it, and I'm asking myself, what in nature is clear and plastic-y like this?"
"Well, it's gelatin"
"But what is gelatin?"
"Horses' hooves. And cow hooves. And pig bones. And horse hide. They boil it down and you get gelatin. Jello is horse toenails"
eta: Ketsuko beat me to it by THIIIIIS much. Dagnabit.
edit on 6-2-2014 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)
reply to post by burntheships
did you know that mandarin segments are stripped of their skin with hydrochloric acid and then nutraal made with drain cleaner..
also done in China..edit on 0b47America/ChicagoThu, 06 Feb 2014 17:55:47 -0600vAmerica/ChicagoThu, 06 Feb 2014 17:55:47 -06001 by 0bserver1 because: (no reason given)