Thursday, April 1, 2010

Minties = boiled bones, skins and tendons of animals

So my boyfriend and I are watching Dvd's today since it is a public holiday and there is nothing else to do. Also my money didn't come through (stupid public holiday) however, whilst at the video store my boyfriend purchased some confectionary consisting of Malteasers, Eminems and Fantales (choc-dairy=nono) and Minties... hmn.. I read the ingredients... there was that concerned me and I remember 'skinny bitch' telling me not to eat... The first being Gelatin/Gelatine.. My boyfriend suggested it was just jelly used in lollies, not animal.. but not 'great' for you. And the next was hydrogenated vegatable oils. Before being naughty and having a Mintie I decided to look up what these two things were.

Gelatin: Gelatin or gelatine (used to make Jell-o and other desserts) is made from the boiled bones, skins and tendons of animals.
Hydrogentated Vegetable oilsHydrogenation is a high tech process. Vegetable seeds are cleaned and bleached to remove all colour, taste, smells and impurities. The liquid vegetable oil is then heated to high temperatures and a catalyst (commonly nickel, but could be palladium, platinum or rhodium) is added

Um GROSS, not only will I never eat Minties again, I am sickened by the fact that I have eaten them in my lifetime. Lesson learned from this.. If you don't know what the ingredient is DO NOT EAT IT. You could be eating gross animal products without even knowing it.

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