Ingredient count

AKA Why our ingredient count may not match the manufacturer’s. I really should start a FAQ section. It’s on the to-do list. But that to-do list is getting longer every minute. One question I’ve heard from people writing in, is “why are your ingredients off”? Or something to that effect. Here’s why: We’re not the […]

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Ickle me, Pickle me, Tickle me too

Wasn’t Shel Silverstein great? I’ve read “Where The Sidewalk Ends” about 1,000 times. I read it to my kids. I fondly remember it from being a kid. I think this site may be destroying my childhood, though. Have food manufacturers always deceived us? Did they ever put real ingredients into their food stuffs? Argh. Maybe I’m […]

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Dill pickles, they ain’t

What’s this look like to you? What the actual fuck. Any sane person would pick up this jar of pickles, think they’re dill pickles, open them, eat them, and then say “yup! Tastes like a dill pickle”. Those words exactly, of course. Otherwise- you guessed it- not sane. But before we even look at the […]

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An open letter

I started realgredients because I am disgusted with the state of our food. We've transitioned from a society that once made its own food, to one that relies on others to make it. We go out to eat, we buy food-stuffs that are already made, and we don't read the labels that tell us what's in our food. Many ingredients are far from standard, are unpronounceable to mere mortals, and the fact that we cannot pronounce them should subconsciously tell us that we shouldn't eat them. Instead, we've put our trust in food manufacturers and other agencies to protect and inform us. Whether they have or haven't is not the point of this site, however; each entity has a job to do. So what are WE doing? We are unlearning the years of "education" we've had, and insisting on REAL food from here on out. It's a tough thing to insist on, given the circumstances. Collectively, we tend to think that a food product containing maple syrup, salt, preservatives, and defoaming agents shouldn't be able [...]