15 Disgusting Ingredients You are Eating Right Now

I wish I could take credit for researching and writing this one…it was too good or should I say too gross not to post it for all to see!!

Here are the worst offenders. To read about all 15, link here.


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.

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Anal gland secretions and urine to be exact. It’s called castoreum and you can check for it in the ingredients of certain brands of vanilla ice cream and certain raspberry-flavored foods.

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…

 Duck Feathers and Human Hair

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


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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 Pink Slime

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

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