Food science gone wrong: 11 foods not to eat

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This is not about exotic delights that will turn your belly; this list created by Grist, an environmental news and opinion site, highlights 11 processed foods that will make you a "slow foodie."

Most of the products have made it on the list because they are just downright wrong (though they may have their fans) but also make many question: where is the food in this food?

Trekking Mahlzeiten's Cheeseburger in a can, a German invention that requires a double boiler to prepare, costs €3.95 http://www.trekneat.com/en/food-knowledge/cheeseburger-in-a-can/

Organic Batter Blaster, a pancake and waffle batter in whip cream canister, one can yields 28 four-inch pancakes priced at $4-6 (€3-4.40) http://www.batterblaster.com/tv.html

Funyuns Flamin' Hot Onion Flavored Rings, a corn-based snack, priced at 7.75oz (198g) $.99 (€.73) http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/funyuns-flamin-hot.html

Grapples, an artificially and naturally grape flavored Washington Extra Fancy Gala or Fuji Apples: http://www.grapplefruits.com/process.html

Sweet Sue canned whole chicken, apparently can be eaten cold or warm: http://www.castleberrys.com/brands_sweetSue.asp

Dale's Wild West Alligator in a can, described as Southern-style alligator meat prepared in a Cajun gravy, costs $7 (€5.17): http://worldfamousnawlins.com/-strse-4/Dale%27s-Wild-West-Alligator/Detail.bok

Weaver Ants Eggs (Preserved), a highly prized delicacy in Thailand, currently sold out - normally priced at £5.99 (€6.65)/70g http://www.thailandunique.com/store/weaver-ants-eggs-preserved-p-49.html?zenid=d4adc7783ad6e8d9a2edc0de24aa99a6

Twinkie sushi, recipe includes Twinkies, dried fruits and fruit roll-ups: http://www.hostesscakes.com/recipes/show/12/

Tortino's triple-meat Pizza Rolls, a science project in a bite created by Pillsbury, costs $2.99 (€2.21) http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/brands/product_image.aspx?catID=31213&itemID=1359

Oscar Mayer Lunchables' Chicken Shake-Ups BBQ, pre-cooked lunch in a box: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/products/productinfodisplay.aspx?siteid=1&product=4470036315

Morning Star Chik'n Nuggets, vegetarian chicken-flavor nuggets, costs $4.99 (€3.70) for a box of 14 nuggets. http://www.morningstarfarms.com/product_detail.aspx?family=365&id=320

To get the full picture, visit Grist: http://www.grist.org/article/2010-03-10-12_things_you_should_never_put_in_your_mouth-slideshow/

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