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

eBook - 2015
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Based on his popular Wired magazine column What's Inside, Patrick Di Justo takes a 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.

What do a cup of coffee and cockroach pheromone have in common? How is Fix-A-Flat like sugarless gum? Is a Slim Jim meat stick really alive? If I Can't Believe It's Not Butter isn't butter, what is it? All of these pressing questions and more are answered in This Is What You Just Put In Your Mouth? Patrick 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. Along the way, he schools us on product histories, label decoding, and the highfalutin chemistry concepts behind everything from Midol to Hostess fruit pies.
Packed with facts you're going to want to share immediately, this is infotainment at its best--and most fun!--it will leave you giving your shampoo the side-eye and Doritos a double take, and make you the know-it-all in line at the grocery store.
Publisher: New York : Thyree Rivers Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780804139892
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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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!

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?

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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