Carmine (or cochineal) is what’s used to dye yogurt and fruit drinks red. The gross part is that it’s mostly made out of crushed beetles.
Carrageenan is a common ingredient found in beer that is actually extracted from seaweed. It’s also used in some sexual lubricants because it prevents the transmission of STDs.
Sorbitol is a healthy sugar alcohol found in gum and toothpaste, but it can act as a laxative if you ingest too much of it.
Gelatin, which is found in products like Jell-O and gummy bears, is comprised mostly of goat bones. Yuck.
Phosphoric acid, which is found in soda, is also used in “acid baths” to remove rust from metal materials. Yummy.
Polydimethylsiloxane is an ingredient found in a lot of fast food items. However, it’s also a common component of silly puddy and breast implants.
Xanthan gum, used as a thickening agent for salad dressings (as well as many other sauces) is made out of a bacteria similar to the one produced when vegetables rot.
High-fructose corn syrup is basically in everything that tastes good and is easy to buy. This includes ice cream, fast food, cereal, juices, bread, candy, condiments, and more. It is used as a replacement for sugar, but researchers are learning that it’s actually much worse to ingest corn syrup than it is sugar.