Weird food: there's real iron in your cornflakes

Discussion in 'Food & Travel' started by johan neeskens, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    Just thought I'd share this with you as I was amazed. A Dutch consumer show that investigates food ingredients discovered that there are actual bits of iron in Kelloggs cornflakes. As in if you hold a magnet to a bowl of cornflakes, you can actually draw out bits of iron. Now apparently adding iron in any consistency or form to food that you're going to eat in a combination with dairy is pointless to start off with as dairy will win the battle to be accepted in your bloodstream every time (the best way of consuming iron is by drinking orange juice apparently) but ACTUAL BITS OF IRON! In your food! As in get out a couple of rusty nails and scrape bits of iron off into your breakfast! How bloody weird is that. Oh it can apparently damage your teeth as well.

    Anyone else discover weird ingredients in food, list them in this thread, as we consumers need to know!
  2. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
  3. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    There were some versions of Viennese Schnitzel where the breading actually has gold dust added.
  4. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
  5. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    yes but that's dust, not actual bits of gold!
  6. zpjohnstone

    zpjohnstone Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unfortunately, the USDA seems to be more concerned with making compliance easier for corporations than protecting comsumers- the reason actual iron is in the cereal is because there is no distinction made about whether an ingredient is actually edible when labelling the nutritional info on the box- The iron shavings are in there to make it appear more nutricious.
  7. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    Which it isn't of course. The world has gone food supplement and nutritional value mad if you ask me.

    Did you know that when Kelloggs entered the Dutch market they had to change their special K recipe as the Dutch authorities ruled that it had too high a concentration of vitamins in it!
  8. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    Kellogg's stole this idea from Krusty-O's.
  9. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now, now. To be fair, the Jagged Metal Krusty-O was a prize, NOT meant to be eaten. Unfortunately, Bart wasn't paying attention and they got into a messy legal battle.

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