Eating gross things is fascinating when other people do it. It’s why kids pay a dollar to get a weird kid to eat bugs on the playground and the reason NBC has been able to produce 150 episodes of Fear Factor. But when you’re the one eating the gross stuff, it’s not as fun. And there are a lot of disgusting and weird things out there that crop up in our everyday food.
Some of them just feel kind of off-putting, but in the grand scheme of things aren’t that big of a deal. I know how cheese is made and I’m still going to eat five pounds of it if you put it in front of me. Others just feel plain wrong though, chemicals that shouldn’t be in paint, or food that’s not fresh being made to look fresh. Here are 20 food facts that will make you think twice next time you’re at the grocery store.
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