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Ingredients
by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here are my thoughts regarding manufactured Fudge-Iced Chocolate Cake. Only 113 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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Chocolate Cake photo
Manufactured Chocolate Cake Ingredients

It is well known that "ALL CAPS" makes text more difficult to read. There is precious little space between lines, no spaces after commas, etc.

How does one differentiate between the cake and the "Fudge Icing"? You cannot. This is intended.




Manufactured Chocolate Cake Nutrition Facts

Note how the "Servings Per Container" - 18 - is obscured to look like "10", for those of us who do not have perfect vision. Note also, that it is unbolded, and the smallest font on the label.

This cake contains 36 grams of Trans Fat - an exceptionally high amount.

This goo (so-called "food") is extremely unhealthy for humans to eat, due to the high number of ingredients which are known to be deleterious to human health.

Since the labeling is obfuscated to hide this fact, I have relisted the ingredients below, HIGHLIGHTING the unhealthy ingredients. BE AWARE that you are not doing yourself any favors, by eating this stuff.


(45 lines in List of Ingredients - a new record)

Chocolate Cake
Nutritional Content

Line Number
from Label
Items from List Above

Note

# of
Ingred.
1

Sugar, Enriched wheat flour bleached (Flour,

sugar 1

2

2

niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate,

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3

3

riboflavin, folic acid), whole eggs, nonfat milk,

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4

4

partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean

hydrogenated 1

1

5

cottonseed and/or canola oil), cocoa processed

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1

6

with alkali, invert sugar, propylene glycol, mono

sugar 2, propylene glycol 1

3

7

and diesters, water, egg whites, food starch-

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3

8

modified, leavening, (baking soda, sodium acid

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2

9

pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate, mono and

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2

10

diglycerides, dextrose, salt, polysorbate 60, soy

diglycerides 1, salt 1
polysorbate 60 (1)

4

11

lecithin, natural and artificial flavor, sodium

artificial flavor 1

3

12

proprionate, xanthan gum, cellulose gum, guar gum,

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3

13

propylene glycol, corn syrup, polysorbate 80,

propylene glycol 2
polysorbate 80 (1)

3

14

glycerin, caramel color, corn flour, corn starch,

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4

15

wheat starch, sulfites, sugar, high fructose corn

sugar 3

4

16

syrup, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated

hydrogenated 2

1

17

soybean &/or cottonseed oils), water, cocoa with

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3

18

alkali, polysorbate 60, mono diglycerides, salt,

polysorbate 60 (2),
diglycerides 2, salt 2

3

19

lecithin, potassium sorbate, citric acid

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3

20

artificial flavor, sugar, vegetable shortening

artificial flavor 2, sugar 4

3-55

21

(partially hydrogenated soybean &/or

hydrogenated 3

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22

cottonseed oils, propylene glycol, monoesters,

propylene glycol 3

2

23

mono diglycerides, lecithin, sodium stearoyl

diglycerides 3

3

24

lactylate), cocoa with alkali, corn starch, mono

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3

25

diglycerides, salt, glucono delta lactone,

diglycerides 4, salt 3

2

26

natural and artificial flavor, potassium sorbate,

artificial flavor 3

3

27

polysorbate 60, water, butter, sugar, enriched

polysorbate 60 (3), sugar 5

5

28

wheat flour bleached (flour niacin, reduced

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2

29

iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic

-

3

30

acid), whole eggs, nonfat milk, soybean oil, cocoa

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4-82

31

with alkali, invert sugar, propylene glycol

sugar 6, propylene glycol 4

2

32

mono and diesters, egg white, water, food starch-

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5

33

modified, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid

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2

34

pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), mono &

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2

35

diglycerides, dextrose, salt, partially

diglycerides 5, salt 4

3

36

hydrogenated vegetable oils (soybean &/or

hydrogenated 4

2

37

cottonseed), polysorbate 60, natural &

polysorbate 60 (4)

2-100

38

artificial color, soy lecithin, sodium

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2

39

propionate, xanthan gum, cellulose gum, guar gum,

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3

40

propylene glycol, polysorbate 80, corn syrup,

propylene glycol 5
polysorbate 80 (2)

3

41

caramel color, glycerin, corn starch, wheat

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4

42

starch, sulfites, ""TDMK"" Produced in a plant

What is "TDMK"?

1-113

43

that manufactures products containing peanuts,

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44

treenuts, and sulfites. **Contains: wheat, eggs,

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45

soy and milk

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50

340 - 610

170

50



Sugar
Propylene Glycol
Diglycerides
Salt
Part. hydro. vegetable oil
Polysorbate 60
Artificial flavor
Polysorbate 80

6 mentions
5 mentions
5 Mentions
4 mentions
4 mentions
4 mentions
3 mentions
2 mentions

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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 corporation manufactured 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.

The clogging of your arteries, is outweighed by the fact that bakery goods can remain on the shelf for a month, 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

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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?

Consequences

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 - sugar, sugar, sugar, diglycerides
5. Obesity
6. Stroke

Yummy! Give me another slice, please.

EAFUS - Everything Added to Food in the United States



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

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