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14 SHOCKING Ingredients Your Food Labels Are Hiding [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Sometimes, it’s hard enough trying to decide what to get at the grocery store. According to Food Packaging Labels, that decision just got a little harder. The packaging site revealed a very eye-opening infographic that lists 14 ingredients that aren’t commonly found in food labels.

From human hair to rodent hair, these are definitely not what  you’d expect to find in your everyday shopping list. Yet, there they are.

Definitely going to make us second guess the stuff we eat now. At least until the weekend.

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Photo: Food Packaging Labels

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Artisan Flavored Toothpicks Keep The Foodie Train Chugging

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You know the feeling when you eat something amazing and wish you’d never have to brush your teeth just so you can retain that precious flavor forever? Unfortunately dental hygiene is important for some reason, but these new gourmet toothpicks get the experience of never-ending deliciousness pretty damn close.

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Devised by Canadian brand Phood Station, Castor toothpicks are the penultimate step in the hipsterification of the dining experience, which already included artisan grilled cheese, artisan beer glasses, and artisan salt. Each pick features a flavored powder tip and scented barrel to create such Whole Foods-worthy combinations as Pickle & Mustard, Bacon & Maple, and Marshmallow & Smoke. The brand’s logo is, fittingly, a beaver.

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For $10, you can reserve two 32-packs of your choosing on Kickstarter until Friday, though delivery isn’t estimated until October. In the meantime, I guess we’ll just have to keep eating raspberry and wasabi and root beer and fir and sake and blueberries and basil and strawberries, darn.

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Apparently Cadbury Crème Eggs Contain Traces of Beaver Butts

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Halt! Put down that leftover Easter candy. You might want to read this first.

Before today, the most of your worries were whether or not ants managed to dig their way into your colorful plastic eggs, but it turns out the most terrifying part of one popular Easter treat actually comes from within.

According to the Huffington Post, Cadbury Crème Eggs contain an artificial sweetener called castoreum, commonly listed as “natural flavoring” in vanilla and raspberry-flavored treats and which is derived from, yes, the anal gland excretions of beavers.

Except a look on the castoreum Wikipedia page says the anal glands and castor glands are separate and that castoreum is actually used along with beaver urine to mark territory, so I’m not really sure which to believe.

But if I had to choose, I think I’d much rather have the latter. I mean, that’s like choosing between eating poop and drinking pee right? And it only makes sense to pick  . . . pee . . . right?

H/T LAist + PicThx Wunderground