FOOD & DRINK
03/07/2014 12:00 am ET Updated Jun 09, 2015
FOOD FOR THOUGHT

9 Disgusting Things You Didn't Know You've Been Eating Your Whole Life

Some processed foods are most enjoyable when consumed under a veil of ignorance.

Otto Von Bismarck, the politician who allegedly coined the phrase,“If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made,” knew this all too well.

But what about the everyday eats we assumed were safe, like bread, soda and cereal? Even if some of these foods seem innocuous, the fact that we need to pump up our snacks with additives speaks volumes about how far from 'natural' our food has become. Read below to find out what ingredients are really lurking behind those labels.

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Clarification: The image originally associated with propylene glycol suggested that it was an anti-freeze commonly used in cars. This chemical is often found as a cooling agent in electronics.

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