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What Are They Doing To Our Food?

And Why Doesn’t Anybody Care?

I received an email newsletter from a friend of mine this morning and it really brought home the absurdity of what it is they are selling to a downright fat, lazy, and stupid population. 

It’s no secret that I am an outspoken critic of processed foods, but this stuff really takes the cake.

Read the ingredients.

WHY ON EARTH ARE THEY PUTTING HYDROLYZED BEEF AND PORK PROTEIN IN HOT COCOA?!?  And why are people buying it? 

What is wrong with the American Public that they will accept this sort of crap as food and feed it to their children??!?

In her newsletter, Jessica reminded me of hot cocoa and hot chocolate: In searching for the “originalhot chocolate recipe, she came across this:

“There is a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate. The terms are often used interchangeably, but technically they are as different as white chocolate and bittersweet chocolate. Hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder, which is chocolate pressed free of all its richness, meaning the fat of cocoa butter. Hot chocolate is made from chocolate bars melted into cream. It is a rich decadent drink.

The original hot cocoa recipe was a mixture of ground cocoa beans, water, wine, and peppers. It didn’t take long for Spaniards to begin heating the mixture and sweetening it with sugar. After being introduced in England, milk was added to the after dinner treat.

The word chocolate is said to derive from the Mayan word xocoatl; cocoa from the Aztec word cacahuatl. The Mexican Indian word chocolat comes from a combination of the terms choco (“foam”) and atl (“water”); as early chocolate was only consumed in beverage form. Chocolate has been drunk as a beverage for thousands of years.”

Drunk as a beverage for thousands of years, and then the Frankenfood Scientists at ConAgra decided to add pig and cow protein, and a host of chemicals.

From the ConAgra website:

Created with a blend of rich, dark European cocoas for real chocolate taste and flavor, Swiss Miss is America’s preferred brand of hot chocolate. It is available in regular and no-sugar-added formulas, with or without real marshmallows. Warm up with Swiss Miss any time.

America’s “preferred” brand. “Real” marshmallows.  Made with pig lips.  No, thank you.

What I really fail to understand is how so many people can be so unconcerned with what they eat.  When did we – as a society – give up eating real food for supposed convenience?  When did we start allowing our food to be taken apart and then have the parts remanufactured as something else?  And then willingly buy it?!?

This isn’t food, It USED to be food.  Now it is a secret chemical formula supposedly guaranteed to taste great and then kill you.

Back to Hot Cocoa for a minute… My grandmother made The Best Hot Cocoa.  She used Hershey’s cocoa and made a mixture of cocoa powder, sugar, and hot water.  She added that to hot milk (from a glass bottle delivered to the house) and then marshmallows or whipped cream on top.  I guarantee the marshmallows weren’t made with pig lips – and the heavy cream wasn’t ultra-pasteurized to have a shelf-life of 50 days.

 Partially hydrigenated soybean oil.  Definitely not an ingredient Grandma was putting in her cocoa, but ConAgra puts in in theirs. 

And ya know what?!?  They put it there because people don’t pay attention.  They actually think that there are government rules in place to keep food manufacturers from poisoning us.  Guess what?!?  The Food Industry  – and the chemical industry – write the legislation.

The ONLY way to get rid of it is to STOP BUYING IT!  If there is no market for this crap, they will stop making it.

If you want good food, start buying good food.

It really is that simple.

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