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Thursday, June 25, 2015

todd Wilbur's post about how candy bars and ingredients have changed in the last 40 years.

"In the last 40 years manufacturers have been secretly adding undesirable ingredients to our foods!
When I was a kid I collected hundreds of candy bar wrappers. Recently, I thought it would be interesting to compare the ingredients on those wrappers to ingredients on today's candy bars. Check this out: Today's Butterfinger contains more corn syrup than sugar, plus the preservative TBHQ which is a form of butane that is a potential carcinogen, and can cause nausea, delirium and collapse. Today's Reese's contains PGPR which is a castor bean derivative replacing some of the chocolate to make the product cheaper to produce (less chocolate in the candy), and also the preservative TBHQ. Today's Mounds also contains PGPR and the addition of caramel coloring (most likely to make the bar appear more chocolaty after adding the PGPR), as well as sodium metabisulfite which is an inorganic compound used as a disinfectant that can cause nausea, vomiting, and central nervous system depression. A fatal dose for an adult is 10g.

Makes you wonder what's been added to other food products in the last 40 years that we are not aware of, doesn't it?"