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4 Things That've Been Extracted From Animal Poop, Which We Choose To Consume Anyway

08/27/2014 07:00 am ET | Updated Aug 27, 2014

If you think your latest meal or cup of coffee was kind of crappy -- well, you just might be on to something.

In the latest installment of "trends we never wanted to see happen," more and more things we eat or drink are being extracted from poop. That's right, poop.

It's our doodie duty to figure out just what you're consuming in that food or drink, so here are a few edible items to be mindful of (though most give away the "excrement" hints in their name):

1. Cat Poop Coffee coffee

The worst part about this sh*tty coffee? It actually has sh*t in it and it's expensive. Cat Poop Coffee got its name from the process where a "cat called the Asian Palm Civet eats the berries from a coffee tree, then basically poops them out." It's also outrageously expensive -- coming in around $80 a pop for the world's costliest cup of joe.

2. Elephant Dung Coffee coffee

Essentially made the same way that Cat Poop Coffee is made, this particular kind of coffee gets its "unique" flavoring because of a reaction in an elephant's gut. We just hope that it's really, really unique and delicious because it's also really, really expensive -- $50 for a cup.

3. Elephant Dung Beer beer

For those who claim they'll only drink American, you'll have a hard time convincing them to drink "Elephant." This beer is not only made from elephant droppings, but it's also wildly popular in Japan. So popular, in fact, it sold out within minutes of being put on the market.

4. Vanilla and Raspberry flavoring vanilla ice cream

Called Castoreum, this little ingredient is made from beaver butt. By extracting fluids from a beaver's anal gland, the secretions are then used for artificial vanilla flavoring and certain raspberry flavored products. But because of rising beaver butt costs, your chances of running into this delicacy are pretty slim.

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