Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What is in my Strawberry Shake?

Awhile ago I told you what is in a McDonald's chicken nuggets, such as anti-foaming agents. So You Really Want To Eat That?

Now the following from the book "Fast Food Nation", a description of what is in a typical Burger King strawberry shake. You will be surprised at the list of ingredients that your are drinking. Oh so yummy!

A typical artificial strawberry flavor, like the kind found in a Burger King strawberry milk shake, contains the following ingredients: 


amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl acetate, ethyl amyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphenyl-2-butanone (10 percent solution in alcohol), a-ionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, g-undecalactone, vanillin, and solvent.


I am sure that Burger King does not stand alone. Beware of any food package that has in the ingredients any mention of "natural flavors". It not much different then artificial flavors and colors. 


Do you want food dye with that order?


Mmmmmm, mouth watering isn't it?
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