January 29, 2006

Weak Stomaches Beware

My Brother-In-Law (BIL) sent me THIS ARTICLE. Here is just a quote from it:

That ice cream you're eating or the lipstick you're wearing just might contain extract from crushed bugs. On purpose.

It made me sick initially. Then I realized I had been eating crushed bugs for years... oh well. I'll survive. To be honest... I would rather NOT know that a product is using crushed bugs for the coloring. Yuck.

Posted by vw bug at January 29, 2006 07:42 AM | TrackBack

I was once told in a cave tour that mascara and lipstick had "bat poop" in it.....

I still wear the stuff...

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at January 29, 2006 10:54 AM

You wear bat poop, ArmyWifeToddlerMom?

Posted by: Ogre at January 30, 2006 07:43 AM

Well, at least they make them bug parts yummy ;) Or is that what Bryers means by "all natural"?

Posted by: oddybobo at January 30, 2006 10:02 AM

Pan's face fell when I told him that I knew that for something like, duh, 30 years. Where have all you people been, lol? But speaking of disgusting, I was reading your list below about your favorite foods. Strange you did not mention ice-cold macaroni and cheese at 7 in the morning. Strange you did not mention mac & cheese at all?

Posted by: Tink at January 30, 2006 11:11 AM

mmmm... bug extract :-)

Posted by: Harvey at January 30, 2006 04:16 PM

I knew about cochineal before I was even old enough to wear make up - and it didn't stop me from eating red smarties when I found out!

You would think that someone would have got around to creating a sythetic colouring by now. Somehow "darling, you look so wonderful with crushed bugs on your face" doesn't strike me as romantic...

Posted by: The Postulant at February 4, 2006 01:21 PM