This Is What You Just Put in your Mouth?

This Is What You Just Put in your Mouth?

From Egg Nog to Beef Jerky, the Surprising Secrets of What's Inside Everyday Products

Book - 2015
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What do a cup of coffee and cockroach pheromone have in common? Di Justo takes a cold, hard, and incredibly funny look at the shocking, disgusting, and often dumbfounding ingredients found in everyday products, from Cool Whip and Tide Pods to Spam and Play-Doh. He schools us on product histories, label decoding, and the highfalutin chemistry concepts behind everything from Midol to Hostess fruit pies.
"Based on his popular Wired magazine column What's Inside, Patrick Di Justo takes a cold, hard ... look at the shocking, disgusting, and often dumbfounding ingredients found in everyday products, from Cool Whip and Tide Pods to Spam and Play-Doh. He also shares the madcap stories of his extensive research, including tracking down a reclusive condiment heir, partnering with a cop to get his hands on heroin, and getting tight-lipped snack-food execs to talk"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804139885
0804139881
Branch Call Number: 664.07 D5699t 2015
Characteristics: xii, 255 pages : illustrations ;; 21 cm

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Radharc Oct 17, 2016

Super-fun (and rather terrifying) book which identifies the curious ingredients found in everyday items we ingest and use. There is enough humor contained within the pages to make for a compulsive reading experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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mammothhawk229e
May 24, 2016

Yikes! Why I'm not surprised successive owners tweaked A-1 sauce with cheaper ingredients to raise the bottom line or the political shenanigans of illegal yellow dye in eggnog?

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WCLSSumasLibrary
Jul 20, 2015

Interesting to see what is actually in a number of household items, both food and non-food related. The stories about what the author had to do to find out some of the ingredients was crazy!

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