Here are some interesting facts that I came across:
(It was in Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader - but hey, I picked it up one day to see why all the boys in my house liked the book so much. I have to say, it had some interesting facts as proven below).
Chicken McNuggets - the main ingredients in Chicken McNuggets is NOT chicken. a McNugget is actually made up of 38 ingredients, mostly chemicals and corn derivatives (56%!!!). One chemical found in a McNugget is (0.02%) is tertiary butylhydroquinone - which is actually a burtaane, also known as lighter fluid.
Cool Whip - Cool whip actually containes NO cream or milk, instead they use a combination of water, corn syrup, coconut oil and palm kerner oil!
Red Bull - An 8.5 oz can actually only has as much caffine as a regular cup of coffee - the "energy" comes from a stimulant known as taurine, which is naturally occurning in the bile of oxen (although you will be happy to know that today it is synthesized in labs).
Twinkies - One of the many chemicals that you can find in a Twinkie is ethylene oxide - another use for ethylene oxide? It was used in grenades durig the Vietnam war!
Magic Shell - You know those chocolate syrups that hardens into a thick cand shell when poured over icecream??? Ever wonder how it hardens? The effect comes from a combination of soybean oil and paraffin wax.
Makes you wonder what is in some of the other processed foods you eat eh???