I should really not Google marshmallows while eating them...

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  1. Pedeadstrian
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    I mean, I already knew that gelatin is made from bone and other animal by-products but reading about it makes it a bit less appetizing.

    For those who didn't know:
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatin
     
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    Here? Right here? What about, say... over there?
    Why? Why? What made you decide to ruin my love for marshmallows?
     
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    Kicks and giggles, mostly.
     
  4. Sterling

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    Oddly enough this made me want to go get a bag of plus sized puffs.
     
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    That's what I was eating. Damn, that powdered cow horn is so good... especially in s'mores.
     
  6. Nathan Drake

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    Yup. This knowledge can pretty much ruin gummy made goods for you too, since the same idea is there. Despite that, I don't care. If it tastes good, it tastes good. If it's made of sheep anus, I could care less.
     
  7. Fear Zoa

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    Yea this isn't all that bad, i'd argue that Scrapple is worse but I'll be damned if that shit isn't delicious.
     
  8. Xuphor

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    1 - High humidity day. Mandatory. Highest humidity possible.
    2 - Lots and lots of sugar
    3 - Cooking pan
    4 - Cookie sheet
    5 - Some Corn Syrup

    Place Cooking pan on stovetop on the highest heat it can go.
    Put in lots of sugar and maybe 1/5th the amount of Corn Syrup as sugar, and 1/3rd the amount of sugar as water.
    keep mixing it with a wooden spoon. A lot. Until it all dissolves and starts boiling.
    Stop mixing.
    Keep going until it's very thick. Thick enough where a drop of it solidifies into marble like things in cold water.
    Empty the sugar onto the cookie sheet, spread all over it, and keep stirring/mixing until it turns pale foggy-white (when enough air mixes into it).
    Put into freezer for several hours.
    It turns white. Solid white. Snow white.

    Congratulations, you have your own 100% natural, 100% good, and 100% awesome marshmallow creme. Feel free to eat it straight up. Technically it's not real marshmallow creme, but you'll never know the difference.

    Source: Me. It was a botched up try at making Divinity. The high humidity causes it to turn into marshmallow creme instead of divinity.
     
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    Well this is the way I see it - 47% pork skin - those are pork rinds for those of you who don't know (just not fried in this situation). I've only ever had them once, probably wouldn't have them again just because of how bad they are for you, but they're pretty good.

    Comprising 47% of gelatin with that... it could be a lot worse. The only two concerning things for me are the 27% bone and 1% other. Everything else IS, to some degree, edible.
    Edit - I picked up a bag of chocolate fudge brownie marshmallows at Target today. Gonna chop them up and mix them in to the no bake oreo pie things I bought, made by Jello. They're damn good, bringing a few to a party tomorrow.
     
  10. Veho

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    Best not google how hot dogs are made, either. :tpi:


    There are vegetarian marshmallows too, made with gelling agents free of animal bits, like agar agar for example.
     
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    I'm a carnivore so 0 f**ks given here xD
     
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    Do I dare google what the other 1% is?
     
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    Little kittens.

    Eh, not like it's really that big of a deal, I know what chicken nuggets from fast-foods look like before being fried, and it doesn't keep me from eating them.
     
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    It is good that it is possible to make something delicious out of all parts of an animal. It would have been slaughtered anyway because of the steak etc.
     
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    Fig newtons, one of my favorite snacks as a kid, are made from wasps. This marshmallow fact is nothing.
     
  17. Veho

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    Bah, only one wasp per fig, and that wasp has been digested by that horrible protein-dissolving enzyme that figs secrete. Hardly any wasps at all. No more bug matter than in any other fruit product.
     
  18. Foxi4

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    Thanks, but no thanks. I like my balanced meals.

    As for the story, I already knew and I was hardly moved by it.
     
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    And they said nothing* eats wasps.

    *I know about the birds, I also know about my cat.

    Now if you want to be put off various foods (give or take your carnivorous determinations) look up carmine and cochineal. The first proper hit for me -- http://www.businessinsider.com/how-cochineal-insects-color-your-food-and-drinks-2012-3?op=1

    Personally kill it, cook it and I will eat it or at least give it a go for a few different recipes.
     
  20. ilman

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    We don't have marshmallows here. :mellow:
    Too bad for the people who didn't know, though.