They use dead beetles to make carmel coloring, and beaver piss to make artificial vanilla flavor. Think about that the next time you drink vanilla coke. Hahaha

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One Way Dally said, (34 days ago)

It is my understanding that the bee which pollinates the vanilla plant is extinct and vanilla plants have to be hand pollinated. Both of which were native to mexico.

Centropomus said, (34 days ago)

The bees are not extinct, just severely depleted in numbers.

Also, many perfumes are made from whale puke.

little_p said, (34 days ago)

Beaver tails are amazing!

One Way Dally said, (34 days ago)

I wouldnt go so far as to say that somebody needs to F the FDA in the A but I will say that my trust for them is nearly nonexistant.

little_p said, (34 days ago)

Oh dear, I am drinking one of those Starbucks double shot energy drinks- VANILLA LIGHT

little_p said, (34 days ago)

it is making a hole in my stomach. beaver pee burns.

(imaginary)libi said, (34 days ago)

@Centropomus not so common anymore, actually. synthetics are much easier than actual whale puke.

sparky said, (34 days ago)

Making a whale puke requires the world's largest finger.

Dr. Awkward said, (34 days ago)

Precious hamburgers?

Poppy Day said, (34 days ago)

@Centro- Whale puke, that is so icky.
I know that Taurine originally came from bull bile (hence the name Red Bull).

Poppy Day said, (34 days ago)

@Dally- It is artificial vanilla that is made from beaver piss. Real vanilla is A-OK.

I have this book that is like a glossary of ingredients, and the beaver pee one was pretty icky. There was another one involving beef blood, I think it was listed as a "Natural flavoring" that is used in ketchup.

retro.joe said, (34 days ago)

Beetles are used to make red food coloring (as in Campari) but caramel coloring is carbohydrate based.

It's not beaver urine that is used, it's their musk scent. In the wild it's mixed with urine but for FDA approved use it can't contain urine.

Greg Finch said, (34 days ago)

well now there's some sense.

One Way Dally said, (34 days ago)

a lot of people look down upon vanilla when in actuality they havent even had the real thing.

sparky said, (34 days ago)

I've always thought beavers smelt pretty tasty.

little_p said, (34 days ago)

hey- they're kinda like your platypus

in a few small ways...

sparky said, (34 days ago)

Platypi smell kind of gross. :-(

-j. said, (34 days ago)

I think I'd actually rather consume most of the items in this thread than Vanilla Coke.

Poppy Day said, (34 days ago)

That is because vanilla coke is disgusting.

sparky said, (34 days ago)

I'd steer clear of the platypus though, -j.

One Way Dally said, (34 days ago)

what about platypus eggs?

-j. said, (34 days ago)

Coke: Platypus would be a marketing coup. Although I shudder to think what artificial platypus flavour is made from.

little_p said, (34 days ago)

and the platypus mammary glands?

little_p said, (34 days ago)

you could have a breakfast of milk and eggs and bacon from ONE ANIMAL!

although platypus bacon is probably tiny

little_p said, (34 days ago)

that just made me incredibly sad

hey_oblomov said, (34 days ago)

Is it weird that I am way less grossed out by beetle powder food coloring than synthetic dyes?

Caution said, (34 days ago)

@ hey_oblomov No because beetles are natural. Synthetic dyes are basically cancer. So. I agree!

om nom nom said, (34 days ago)

that is one hairy beaver!

Centropomus said, (34 days ago)

@Bedazzler also, hence the name Taurine.

little_p said, (34 days ago)

urine with t & a !!

Centropomus said, (34 days ago)

@(imaginary)libi There are still sailors who retire off of ambergris. It's less common as a proportion of the market, thanks to Calvin Klein making perfume more mainstream, but a lot of the more traditional perfumes still use it.

Poppy Day said, (34 days ago)

@centro- exactly. I hate when I hear a name that sounds like an animal (in ingredients) because I know it is about to get gross.

Poppy Day said, (34 days ago)

So, the gland that make urine stinky in animals is the castor gland. Castration...I guess I know why they call it that now.

Poppy Day said, (34 days ago)

Now I am looking up the origin of words. I'm a nerdy nerd.

One Way Dally said, (34 days ago)

Amber Gris... Amber Griswald?

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