Antifreeze added to food and drink?

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Amyl acetate is a fairly inexpensive flavor chemical that smells like banana. I took a small bottle of this aromatic chemical from my flavor lab to use at home. Why? Because Amyl acetate is also a spot and stain remover. Some dry cleaners refer to this spot remover for paint or ink as "banana oil". When I found out a chemical I used to make food flavors was used as a dry cleaning chemical, I was alarmed. Then, once I realized I could  inexpensively and quickly salvage my children's paint stained school clothes with a small bottle of  "banana oil", I relaxed. Chemicals or ingredients that are safe to use in food are found in non-food applications. Recently, I discovered a flavor carrier, propylene glycol, is also useful as an … [Read more...]

The Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread cinnamon, strawberry and sun-dried tomato & basil flavor, Review

The Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread

Instead of a candy dish, my workplace shares The Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread Wedges. I'm thankful for the healthy treat. A health benefit of The Laughing Cow cheeses is that they are portioned controlled. Just one wedge with some apple slices, cucumbers and some crackers is a filling snack. The Laughing Cow company released several flavors of cheese spreads and I have recently reviewed three of them. Hands down, my absolute favorite is the cinnamon cream cheese spread.  Interestingly enough, this isn't a sweet vanilla, honey or brown sugar mixed cinnamon and cream cheese flavor.  Laughing Cow presents a salty, not too sweet cream cheese spread with a hint of a brown cinnamon spice note.   It is a unique and delicious flavor … [Read more...]