Disgusting Ingredients You’re Eating Right Now


#1 Pink Slime

This delicious looking stuff is in a lot of processed fast food meat like chicken nuggets and hamburgers.

pink slime

#2 Coal Tar

This product is listed among the “dangerous goods” identified by the UN. It’s also labelled “Allura Red AC” and used to dye certain candy, soda and other food products red.


#3 Borax

You’ve most likely seen borax in some of your favorite household cleaners. It’s also used in caviar as a preservative. That’s one way to get clean from the inside out.


#4 Phosphoric Acid

If you’re a fan of violent gangster movies, you’ll know phosphoric acid as the stuff they put in vats to dissolve bodies. Manufacturers also use it in soda. It’s what gives your favorite drink its acidity.


#5 Sawdust

Yup, ground-up bits of wood. Manufacturers put it in shredded cheese to keep the shreds from sticking together. In the ingredients it’s listed as cellulose.


#6 Calf Stomach

If you like cheese, you also like claf stomachs. When they are processed they’re called rennet and they’re used to help turn milk into cheese.


#7 Sand

They call it silicon dioxide to keep you from getting grossed out. But it’s sand. And you can find it in fast food products like Wendy’s chili.


#8 Duck Feathers and Human Hair

They’re cooked down into an amino acid and used in a lot of big-label bagged bread.


#9 Sheep’s Oily Secretions

And it’s in your chewing gum. In the ingredients its listed as lanolin. It makes it softer and easier to chew. Mmm…


#10 Titanium

Yes, the metal that they mine from the ground. It’s processed to form titanium dioxide and used to make white things whiter. You’re likely to find it in non-dairy creamers, icing and white salad dressing. And sometimes, it even contains lead.