Thursday, August 30, 2012

Where's the Meat?

Lays "all natural" BLT chips are described as containing a "delicious blend of bacon, ripe tomatoes and cool lettuce".

Lays BLT chips actually contain, as the 8th ingredient, "natural bacon type flavor"

Digging around in other ingredient list I find that "bacon type flavor" is normally made of:some combination of

sunflower oil
smoke flavor (?)
Hydrolyzed Corn Soy Wheat Gluten Protein (?)
Maltodextrin
Autolyzed Yeast Extract
Soy, Corn and Wheat Protein

and the ubiquitous other "natural flavors" (???)

(link, link, link)

Other natural flavors are...?  Some rendered pig fat possibly?  or...?


As ingredient lists go, this is a bit useless as I am left fundamentally unsure whether one, or more, of the four allegedly key ingredients are actually used in the product at all.

And don't even get me started on "lettuce type flavor".

9 comments:

Justaguy said...

It's a potato chip. You can't really be nitpicking about the ingredients.

emily said...

If they intend me to eat them, I like to know what they are made of.

Harold Gardner said...

You have to read the labels. You might notice some other issues with Potato Chips if you think about it.

HughJaptour said...

Processed food. Potato chips. Read the labels and its a tour down chemical additive lane. armorroI make my own. I know exactly what's in them.

Jum'atil Fajar said...

Might be the meat just something to make it interesting to promote

Don Dobbie said...

of all the things you want to label read... Lays potato chips are fairly low on my list of healthy choices... Oh you wanted meat in them too? How about some pig knuckle for flavor, yum-yum.

Keep on blogging in the free world!

David Forbes said...

Yes! Just give me some actual bacon. Hopefully, the pigs are raised in a sustainable fashion without chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, etc. Also, don't fuck with their genes!

David said...

"natural bacon type flavor" lol

that's for a potato-chip-like artificially manufactured food imitation !

David said...

"natural bacon type flavor" lol

that's for a potato-chip-like artificially manufactured food imitation !