Monday, October 7, 2013

A taste of vanilla beaver butt?


Do you like most things that are vanilla flavored? Well while reading Fox News this morning I noticed this article that more or less made me forget about one of my favourite-tasting ingredients - vanilla. 

I wrote a post not too long ago about not knowing what kind of garbage that we buy to eat. When I spotted this article it really convinced me that I was right on with my thinking. Now they have to invade a beavers butt in order to make something out of it that they can sell to make money. This is disgusting;
Next time you pick up a vanilla candy, think twice. A chemical compound used in vanilla flavored foods and scents comes from the butt of a beaver.

Castoreum comes from a beaver's castor sacs, located between the pelvis and base of the tail. Due to its proximity to the anal glands, the slimy brown substance is often mixed with gland secretions and urine.
Just the way they go about it in order to obtain that garbage. Plus smelling it. The person smelling it she explains what it smells like when she goes down to check it.

Why does anyone even know that this is an alternative way to get vanilla flavour? How did they figure out and more importantly, why?  Should we be taking flavour advice from someone like that?

That’s my rant of the day.

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