Sylvester's Reviews > Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats

Twinkie, Deconstructed by Steve Ettlinger
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Apr 12, 10

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I just happen to be curious about what these strange things listed as ingredients really are. I learned a lot from this book, actually. More stuff is made from corn than I ever imagined. Baking powder wasn't always around (I just had never thought about it before). The ingredients discussed in this book are used in thousands of other products, edible and inedible, explosive and poisonous. It make you think. Processed food? Yeah, and the processes are mind-numbingly tedious and boring. It was hard work to finish this book, the material being so dry and technical and well, secretive. It bothers me that we know so little about what actually goes into our food. Now that I've finished the book, I won't buy salad dressing anymore, I can make it myself, with the processed ingredients I already have.
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