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Carrot Cake Ingredients
Manufactured Food
by Vaughn Aubuchon

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Chemical Supermarket Cake -

Real Bakery Cake

Here are my thoughts regarding carrot cake. Only 95 ingredients. One hundred years ago, bread used to have 4 ingredients - whole grain flour, water, yeast and salt. People had far fewer physical ailments back then. Is there a connection?
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Safeway Carrot Cake slice photo

About 50 cents per oz.

Safeway Carrot Cake ingredients List

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VERY DIFFICULT to read
- ALL CAPS, no spaces after commas.
(List of 95 Ingredients)

The "Pack Date" is NOT GIVEN (just how dried out is it?).
You CANNOT determine how long it has been on the shelf.

The weight is NOT GIVEN - just "1 count".
("We will give you some product, but we won't say how much!")

No nutritional information is provided - how do they bypass this?

Below, I have transcribed their "wallpaint" ingredient list into a format which can be read. I have added comments, as well.


Safeway -
Carrot Cake Ingredients List

Item

Note

#

Sugar

The MAIN ingredient - Why is it called carrot cake? It should be called "Sugar Cake" (1)

1

Enriched Wheat Flour Bleached (Flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)

Flour that has had everything good removed from it, and has a TINY BIT put back in. "Enriched" is a long-standing, obfuscating corporate LIE. It sounds good, but in reality, is bad. Bleached? Gimme a break.

2-8

carrots

Good!

9

partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean oil)

TFAs - the worst (1)

10

whole eggs, buttermilk,

cholesterol plus cholesterol

11-12

walnuts, raisins, pineapple and pineapple juice

Good!

16

leavening (baking soda,
sodium aluminum phosphate, aluminum sulfate)

aluminum this,
aluminum that,
as Alzheimer's rages on

17-19

molasses

Good!

20

natural and artificial flavoring

what kind of artificial flavoring? (1)

21

salt

Lots of salt (1)

22

Food starch-modified

AKA MSG

23

Cellulose gum

Huh?

24

pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, cloves)

Good!

25-27

propylene glycol monostearate

Huh?

28

spice

As in, WHAT SPICE?

29

dextrose

more sugar (2)

30

mono and diglycerides

artificial emulsifiers (1)

31-32

carmel color

OK, I guess

33

sodium stearoyl lactylate

dough conditioner

34

allspice

OK, I guess.

35

corn starch

OK, I guess.

36

propylene glycol

artificial flavor solvent

37

citric acid

Good!

38

sugar

even more sugar (3)

39

cream cheese (pasteurized milk and cream)

even more cholesterol

40-41

cheese cultures

OK, I guess

42

salt

even more salt (2)

43

stabilizers (carob bean gum, and/or guar gum, and/or xanthan gum)

maybe this, maybe that

44-46

margarine (partially hydrogenated soy and cottonseed oils, water, salt, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, sodium benzoate, citric acid (preservatives)

more TFAs (2),
more salt (3),
more diglycerides (2)

47-55

artificial flavor

more artificial flavor (2)

56

artificial color (vitamin A palmitate)

artificial color (1)

57

vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed)

even more TFAs (3)

58-59

maltodextrin

hidden MSG

60

corn starch, water

OK, I guess

61-62

natural and artificial flavor

more artificial flavor (3)

63-64

corn starch

more corn starch

65

food starch - modified

more MSG

66

mono and diglycerides

artificial emulsifiers (3)

67-68

salt

even more salt (4)

69

glucono delta lactone

raising agent

70

soy oil

more fat

71

benzoic acid

preservative

72

polysorbate 60

preservative

73

propyl gallate (antioxidant)

preservative

74

artificial color

more artificial color

75

sugar

even more sugar (4)

76

vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oils)

even more TFAs (4)

77-78

propylene glycol monoesters

pesticide

79

mono diglycerides

artificial emulsifiers (4)
There are monoglycerides.
There are diglycerides.
There is no such thing as
"mono diglycerides".

80

lecithin

Good!

81

sodium stearoyl lactylate

more conditioner

82

water

Good!

83

butter

even more fat

84

wheat starch

more MSG

85

mono diglycerides

artificial emulsifiers (5)
There are monoglycerides.
There are diglycerides.
There is no such thing as
"mono diglycerides".

86

salt

even more salt (5)

87

artificial flavor

more artificial color (4)

88

polysorbate 60

more polysorbate 60

89

artificial color (may contain the following:
Blue 1, Blue 2, Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 5 or 6, Yellow 5 or 6 Lake)

more artificial color (2),
They won't tell what is REALLY in it, will they? Just what "might be" in it? UNACCEPTABLE!

90-95

Contains: Wheat, eggs, soy, milk, and walnuts.

280 - 520

200

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Summary of Worst Ingredients

Salt
Diglycerides
Sugar
Artificial color
Artificial flavor
Part. hydrogen. vegetable oil

5 Mentions
5 mentions
4 mentions
4 mentions
4 mentions
4 mentions

Not only is the ingredient list poor, it is gibberish. Ingredients mentioned over and over again, with no explanation. Where are the clarifying parentheses? They are not there, because they DON'T WANT you to figure it all out.

Note that the ingredient list is rendered in all capital letters, because it is well known that they are difficult to read. More obfuscation. 100% intentional.

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What's the point?
The point is that most of the food you eat is manufactured for you by large corporations, whose motive is profit. They don't give a hoot about your health. Don't you think it is about time you READ THE LABEL? And perhaps do something about your reliance upon corporate foods. You KNOW what is bad. Why don't you avoid it?

Acquiescence. We are all guilty. The only thing that is going to protect you is YOUR DILIGENCE. Your government offers no help, because these matters are controlled by the food company lobbies. Money calls all the shots, and your health is not worth anything to these corporations. Just your money.

Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil -
The clogging of your arteries, is outweighed by the fact that bakery goods can remain on the shelf months, and not spoil.

Awareness is just the first part of the health equation. Action is the second.

Notes

Vaughn's Law

"The healthfulness of any food product is inversely proportional to the number of ingredients listed on the label." . . . Me

What Is The Record Number of Ingredients?

What Is The Record Number of Ingredients in A Manufactured Food?

It was 95 in Safeway "Carrot Cake".
It is now 113 in Safeway "Chocolate Cake".

Do you really want to eat this?

Con-
sequences

Doctors tell us that the American diet is responsible for more disease than anything else - just which manufactured foods do you think that they are referring to?

1. High Blood Pressure - sodium, sodium, sodium
2. Arteriosclerosis - Clogged Arteries - TFAs are implicated, found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils
3. Heart disease - CHF - Congestive Heart Failure
4. Diabetes
5. Obesity
6. Stroke

Yummy! Give me another slice, please.

EAFUS - Everything Added to Food in the United States





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What Are the Alternatives?
How About REAL Food from A Bakery?

Just Desserts Bakery - Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake Slice - Just Desserts Bakery

Carrot Cake Ingredients - Just Desserts Bakery
READABLE - NOT ALL CAPS, spaces after the commas.

The "Pack Date" IS GIVEN to determine freshness.
You CAN determine how long it has been on the shelf.

The weight IS GIVEN - you know how much you get.

Yes, it costs a little more without the crap -
about 65 cents per oz.
Just Desserts Bakery
Carrot Cake Ingredients List
Item
Item

sugar

leavening (baking soda?)

cream cheese

salt

carrots

spices

unbleached flour

lecithin

eggs

guar gum

canola oil

xanthan gum

walnuts

annatto oil

butter

spinach powder

vanilla

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Only 17 ingredients
Would you rather eat this cake, or the
"Manufactured" chemical version with 95 ingredients?
(78 extra ingredients - over 4.5 times as many)



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What Are the Alternatives?
How About REAL Food from A Bakery?

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Black China Bakery - Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake Slice - Black China Bakery

Carrot Cake Ingredients - Black China Bakery
READABLE - NOT ALL CAPS, spaces after the commas.

The "Pack Date" IS GIVEN to determine freshness.
You CAN determine how long it has been on the shelf.

The weight IS GIVEN - you know how much you get.

Yes, it costs a little more without the crap -
about 63 cents per oz.
Black China Bakery
Carrot Cake Ingredients List
Item
Item

unbleached flour

coconut

carrots

walnuts

organic silken tofu

pistachios

sugar

vanilla

brown sugar

baking soda

canola oil

spices

pineapple

salt

soy milk

lemon

organic non-hydrogenated
palm oil shortening

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Only 17 ingredients
Would you rather eat this cake, or the
"Manufactured" chemical version with 95 ingredients?
(78 extra ingredients - over 4.5 times as many)

DISCLAIMER
The opinions stated above are those of the author.
Your opinions may differ.

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