Do not eat this

A junk-food blog

May 17, 2011

Since last summer, the wacky pundits over at Do Not Eat This! have been blogging about what Michael Pollan would call "foodlike substances." Items such as Burger King’s Triple Whopper, the Sunny Delight orange-flavored beverage, even organic packaged lunch meat get the stomping treatment.

Usually there’s a nutritional or food-safety reason for shunning these comestibles, but sometimes an item is picked because it’s just plain strange, such as gummy candy shaped like a human heart. So long as it fits the site’s goal of “uncovering food fraud and exposing edible imposters before they sneak past your innocent taste buds and sabotage your body,” it’s in. (By the way, the entire blog is a production of the Grist website.)

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