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Let's Play a Game: Guess the Edible Food-like Substance!

Posted Feb 22 2010 11:23am

In the vein of today’s earlier post on the unnecessary crap in so much of today’s processed food, I want to play a little game.

I’m going to post the ingredients in a common food. You tell me what it is. The winner is the one who gets the closest to the actual product (brand, flavor, etc.). What do you get if you win? I’m not sure, but eternal glory is definitely up for grabs. Ready? Here are the ingredients:

Corn, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn, soybean, or sunflower oil), buttermilk solids, salt, tomato powder, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn syrup solids, corn starch, whey, onion powder, garlic powder, monosodium glutamate (MSG), cheddar cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), nonfat milk solids, sugar, dextrose, malic acid, sodium caseinate, sodium acetate, artificial color (including red 40, blue 1, yellow 5), spice, natural and artificial flavor, sodium citrate, disodium insinate, and disodium guanylate.

What’s that edible food-like substance?

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ETA: You guys are too smart! I’m going to have to make the next one harder. Amycarr, Amanda (via comments), and losingwins all got as far as Doritos. But Ginbears, Alexa (via comments), and aquaeousolution (who had some nice deductive reasoning going on!) all got the correct brand AND flavor — Cool Ranch. Pretty impressive, people! You clearly know your edible food-like stuff.

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