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You Have GOT to F'n Be Kidding Me!!!

Why, omnis? WHY??!!

I have personally tasted roasted salted peanuts with the ingredients consisting of salt and roasted peanuts... and they were quite lovely.

So WHY must I specify 'Please don't put boiled hooves, skin, and tendons into my mothrf'n roasted salted peanuts'??!! Take me through the process, someone... I'm trying to understand the thinking here, and coming up completely blank.

Needless to say, I was glad I checked... and didn't buy these. GELATIN IN PEANUTS PEEVES ME OFF! 

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Grrrr!  >:(

I can't believe that ingredient list is so long for "salted peanuts." Shouldn't peanuts just be made out of....oh, I don't know, peanuts?

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They also like to stick "Cholesterol free!" on plant-based foods.  Especially on things like vegetable oils, or plain potato chips, peanut butter, etc.  Maybe some people think that "no cholesterol" is the same as "low fat"?  I don't know.  Just because there's no animal fat doesn't mean it's not super fatty.

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also "0 carbs!" on a bottle of vegetable oil, for real.

i remember the whole fat-free fad, and there was literally "fat free!" soda.

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uck! that's gross. Thank goodness for trader joes, where i can buy peanuts without having gross gunk in it.
this got me thinking though....

i remember being surprised to find hard lemon candies that contained milk and then that V8 of all things sometimes uses chicken flavoring under the natural flavors catch all. it's like they are TRYING to put animal stuff in things that don't need it.

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=24340.0  a little something about V8

maybe this could be a thread for weird discoveries such as the peanuts? almost like a warning to others lol because i would NEVER have thought to look at the ingredients of peanuts for animals ingredients...even roasted ones that might have honey....i would just assume they'd say honey roasted since they usually do. but the naughty animal food producers are sneaky ad i think this should be the place where we out them and let everyone know!

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Wow, thanks for the V8 thread... what will they think of next?!

Thirsty for a bloody mary now... with tomato-juice-not-v8, dammit! assholes!

When i found out about marshmallows, years back, that was plenty ridiculous; but little did I realize (in my youthful naivete) how very eager everyone is to cram animal goo into my damn food! Milk in potato chips is another WTF that took me aback... why would they even DO that, if not to try to piss us off?!

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I was just about to post about the lightly salted peanuts. I looked at them yesterday and didn't see any gelatin.

I just noticed this disgusting development yesterday, and it seems to me the only non-gelatin ones were the unsalted.  I am just grateful Planters came out with this new flavor, some kind of hot pepper chile kind of peanut. Before I try anything new, I always read the label.  If it hadn't been for the new flavor,  I might have bought the salted peanuts without even looking. Yuck!!!!!!

P.S. I had some salted and lightly salted in my fridge neither with gelatin, so maybe a pre-gelatin batch of the lightly salted was still around.

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Speaking of disappointingly unvegan things, I hate it when a previously vegan line becomes less vegan. For instance:

- Odwalla
- Clif/Luna/Z-bar

With Odwalla, they always had those superprotein drinks (I believe it was vanilla almond, chocolate, and the seasonal pumpkin). Then they decided to make some of them have even more protein (who needs all this protein anyway? are we all malnourished?), and they did so with dairy protein. They introduced a new vanilla flavor made that way, and then they made the previously vegan chocolate one that way. I mean, 18g protein was already plenty. Now it's 30g. :( I liked the chocolate one... Also, the main competitoer, Naked juice, already uses dairy protein in their stuff, so it must suck if you're allergic. No options!

With Clif, pretty much everything they made (if not everything) had been vegan. Then they got a honey-graham z-bar, then some mojos got honey, and now they're got that Luna Protein stuff that's made with whey and soy protein. These things already had plenty of protein for the ounces. I'm not sure why these extra extra protein products always have to have whey protein (vs extra soy) too... maybe the taste?

Anyway, it sucks because I used to be able to get any of the two brand's products without much concern over the ingredients, and I have good feelings about companies that essentially sell only vegan products. Now I gotta read through the extensive list of vitamins for newer clif products. Sighhh

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Seems like some American vegetarians have always been obsessed with protein! Right back to the old early 70s "More With Less Cookbook" (which was Mennonite in inspiration)...the recipes and tips are all about getting  more protein in non-protein foods. Like adding extra milk powder to baked goods, or stuff like that. Like we just have to whack in allll the protein we possibly can! Which was particularly odd in that book since they had omni recipes and weren't "technically" vegetarian, though they also talked it up like the best option.

There's a similar cut-out here in Spain; people think that legumes "are all carbohydrate." My husband is one of these; he can't recognise that legumes are a source of lots of lovely protein!!

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FB the odwalla thing pisses the hell outta me too!!! i hardly see just soy protein drinks anymore :( i have seen the vanilla and a new mango (disgusting) soy protein drink BUT THEY SHRUNK THE SIZE OF THEIR BOTTLES TOO!!! bastards

good to know about luna and clif (well not really good...) i never check the ingredients upon idiotic assumptions... jerks

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any product that needs MSG to taste good should not be put in your mouth, let alone eaten as "food"   >:( :boooo:

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idk, msg is really just an amino acid. tastes kinda weird on its own, though

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idk, msg is really just an amino acid. tastes kinda weird on its own, though

I remember putting some "Accent" (MSG) in my mouth and then drinking some water, just to see if it would taste more refreshing or not. (I was about 10). It really did taste weird!!

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yeah, it's an odd taste. I don't notice it if it's with a bunch of other seasonings and diluted, but there are these Asian cracker things where they're iced with sugar/msg stuff (lots), and it's just weird tasting to me.

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Great. Now I have to start checking labels on more stuff! I thought I was safe with nuts. I think I will start checking labels on things like frozen veggies too. Who knows. They might sneak animal crap in there too. I mean we all know animal goo makes everything taste better...right??? Jerks!

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