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MedusaSILVER Member
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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
https://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11247178%255E421,00.html

You might not after reading this article.

Captain HazzardBRONZE Member
Ninja (shhhh, don't tell)
420 posts
Location: Truro, UK


Posted:
oh man thats harsh!

theres hardly anything left i can eat anymore! i'd kill for a chocolate mousse right now, but they're always made with either beef or pork gelatine.

I can drink fanta fruit twist though! woohoo! i rang coke and they said its ok for veggies and vegans. some coke products have got fish extract in them, ie coke and fanta.

I only wanted to be 16... and free


Posted:
mmmmm wink

PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
hmmm so what! in the end there is no actual rule that says what is and what isnt the norm to eat, get over it!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
dont pink wafers have beetles in them too? confused

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PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
just realised that could have sounded rude, im sorry! didnt mean it to

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
I don't care. I rarely get Smarties and I luuuurrrve them. Our lame-o country doesn't get Smarties.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


YexBRONZE Member
Member
97 posts
Location: Kamloops BC, Canada


Posted:
meh.

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ZimBRONZE Member
Former Raver Invader... Not sure what i am now...
284 posts
Location: Southern California, USA


Posted:
as someone who's very aware that mcdonalds takes meat, processes it til it's a dough-ey sort of deal, then adds meat flavoring to it to make it taste somewhat like a burger and still goes to mcdonalds....

i'm not the least bit surprised and will continue to eat those delicious beetle-colored smarties smile

just my point of view, eating certain things is just as grody as eating other things, the illusion that some things are disgusting no matter how many times they're processed/etc but that eating some things raw is ok doesn't exist in my mind biggrin

much love

Clean for 6 months and counting... ah yeah, that's nice.


Fueroaddict
465 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
I studied colourmaking etc. for school. That red dye thing isn't new for me. It's also used in lipstick and other stuff that's dyed pink. I don't know if Pink....? knows this.

Hmm, there's gotta be something round and shiny, I can play with


teejay_bluemikes bitch
387 posts
Location: manchester/northampton/where the wind blows


Posted:
euwww! well i love smarties n macdonalds n tuna n everything i shudnt!! sorry, cant stop, addicted!!

[tuna bit is random]

thankx thanx for the warning tho!!

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gitaSILVER Member
.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
3,776 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
i like smarties...but i haven't looked at that link yet!! umm

is that coke & fanta & fish bits for real?! eek i don't drink fanta at all (cos it's yuck) & i don't drink coke very often (though i just had a glass...first in while!), but that's wierd! fish extract?! what the?!

why does jsut about everything have to have animal bits in it!? grr

smile

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

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Captain HazzardBRONZE Member
Ninja (shhhh, don't tell)
420 posts
Location: Truro, UK


Posted:
Pyrowill, the reason I don't eat things like smarties is because I'm a vegetarian, not 'coz its icky 'coz they're beetles!

So many sweets and things you wouldn't expect contain animal products, its a nightmare.

I only wanted to be 16... and free


gitaSILVER Member
.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
3,776 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
i just read the article....

EEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! eek mad

lucky i don't drink guinness...or any beer!! that is just gross.

*runs away to find a site that lists food that appears vego but isn't*

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
The thing about the smarties really donest bother me. and i prefer m&ms anyway.
but the guinness thing bothers me - who would drink guinness ANYWAY!!! lol. i think its foul. ok, so i could stomach it to be polite. but i really dont like it. I'd rather drink heinakin.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Meh - Strange, but not surprising...

Hisorically the colour purple was made from Squid ink which was quite tricky and expensive to get hold of - and so was usually only worn by rich people.

Nothing wrong with eating insects really, we are omnivores (unless we chose otherwise).

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vanizeSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,899 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, USA


Posted:
Written by: ...Lightning...


I don't care. I rarely get Smarties and I luuuurrrve them. Our lame-o country doesn't get Smarties.




yes, we do, they just have another name because the name "smarties" was already taken by other popular candy (which are not unlike small sweet tarts instead of a foriegn variety of m&m).

and point in fact - edible red die for ANY solid candy food is almost certainly made of this same stuff. Anyone remember that m&ms didn't have red for ages and ages? that is because the old red dye was radioactive, and there was no substitute till this crushed bug dye came along.

and guess what, edible chemicals of all kinds that you ingest all the time come from all sorts of things this "gross" and worse. In the end, I'd rather be eating something organic that comes from dead bugs than something completely artificial and/or radioactive, wouldn't you?

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!


andythepoiaddict
508 posts
Location: manchester, uk


Posted:
it's old news re smarties for me too. They can't export them to many countries at all cos one or other of the colours in banned for being horrible in most countries in the world. and the red dye beatle thing is worse than it first appears, because the red extract only come from PREGNANT ones! It's not used that much in food these days cos it's remarkably expensive.


crushed pregnant beatle juice.....yum yum kiddies....eat it aaaaaaaaaaaaall up biggrin

It's smashing to be back x


gitaSILVER Member
.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
3,776 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
ew gross!! eek i have so got to stop reading the new posts on this thread! it just gets more and more yuck!! ubblol

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
Written by: andythepoi


beatle juice




made me think of betleguse (or however its slept)

from now on im going to think red smarties are incredibly funny!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


gitaSILVER Member
.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
3,776 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
from now on i'm going to think red smarties are going to grow legs & run away!! eek

*runs away before anyone notices her previous post about not coming back to this thread!*

ubblol

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Frankly, I'm all over a die made from beetle carpaces as opposed to a dye made from petroleum. Petroleum is gross, too.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


FabergGOLD Member
veteran
1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
E number info

some of these are perfectly harmless food colourings or flavourings derived from natural sources. though many are non-vegetarian, genetically modified, and/or in some cases cause extreme allergic reactions

the problem is that there are now close to 1500 different e-numbers, too many to remember which are good & bad.

best to avoid them all and just eat non-processed foods.

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile


NOnactivist for HoPper liberation.
1,643 posts
Location: ffidrac


Posted:
i'm sure i've heard about the beetle thing in that particular colouring before...

don't see the point in red smarties anyway, they should get rid of them altogether and just fill the tubes completely with orange ones biggrin

do they have bugs in??

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DominoSILVER Member
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
757 posts
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK


Posted:
Chemicals are chemicals, whether they're made in a lab or extracted from beetles they're still various atoms arranged in particular ways. Does it really make much difference whether they come from an "organic" soure, like vegitables, an "icky" source, like bugs, or a "clinical" source, like a lab?

Also, brewers have been putting fish scales into beer for centurarys to put a head on it.

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heyahoneyBRONZE Member
Redneck Woman
566 posts
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw, USA


Posted:
What does it matter any way? I mean it is jsut a bug. I have seen people eat way worse...Yea, I do kind of think that it is gross, but, bugs eat bugs, animals eat animals, why caint we?

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2. Makes sure all dirty diapers are not accessable to my dog.
3. Burp rags are not big enough.


MandSILVER Member
Keeper of the Spitfire
2,317 posts
Location: Calgary Canada


Posted:
I've also heard about this before.

For myself, I don't really care about it too much- I'll still keep eating smarties now and again.

But it kinda sucks for vegetarians. I mean, some foods go to such an effort to say whether they are or aren't suitable for vegetarians. It seems that sweet manufacturers aren't bothered about doing this.

Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.


MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
What I wanna know is when insects became animals?

And really, is eating .005mg of a dried bug that big a deal? Being Vegetarian or Vegan is understandable to an extent but youd think you could let a thing or two slide from time to time. Maybe thats just me though as Ill eat anything so long as it tastes good, or has eyes.

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and torch the rough patches.

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EeraBRONZE Member
old hand
1,107 posts
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Australia


Posted:
I guess there are implications for Jews as bugs aren't kosher.

Has anyone seen that thing where they estimate the amount of creepy things that you swallow when you're asleep? You get through something like 10 spiders and a bunch of gnats each year on average.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.


Burning Braineye shifter
321 posts
Location: between my headphones


Posted:
ok cows thats ok because they have a face and [censored] and people can feel sorry for that, but beetles...COME ON! theres billions of them.

i wonder if vegitarians freak out if they accedentaly step on an ant.

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vanizeSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,899 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, USA


Posted:
Written by: ICoN



What I wanna know is when insects became animals?



And really, is eating .005mg of a dried bug that big a deal? Being Vegetarian or Vegan is understandable to an extent but youd think you could let a thing or two slide from time to time. Maybe thats just me though as Ill eat anything so long as it tastes good, or has eyes.








insects have been animals pretty much since the definition of animal was originated:



There are plants, animals, and microorganisms. Everything is one of those three. Insects clearly are not plants or microorganisms, so...



Icon does have a good point with the rest of his post though - absolutely anything processed for sale (flour, corn meal, etc) has a certain level of contaminantes - mostly wayward bugs - that are allowed and do exist. You, I, and even vegitarians and Jews consume far more insect material this way than you ever could by eating red smarties. Almost nothing is purely vegitarian or cosher because at the very least there will be millions of microscopic mites on it - this is true even of a freshly scrubbed carrot of the purest origin. You just can't be pedantic when it comes to food.

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!


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