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Gummy Candy and Jello Made From Pork Skins?

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2/11/10 11:14 A

gelatin is in a lot of other things you eat on a daily basis too. Most of your pills contain gelatin.

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2/9/10 4:42 P

Well now that is just gross, I'll never look at jello or gummy bears the same way.

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2/9/10 12:55 P

Yummy yummy pig parts!

You get the same effect when you simmer a turkey or chicken carcass for hours to get stock. The bones and cartilige release their collagen which gelatinizes and creates that thick, viscous mouth-feel of homemade stock. If you concentrate and then refrigerate them, you have what looks like chicken Jell-o.

Oh, but it's good stuff!

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2/9/10 12:49 P

there is a vegetarian version of gelatin, but you have to really look for it.
I am not a vegetarian, but don't eat jello. Just not appealing.

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2/9/10 12:45 P

if that really grosses you out you can always get vegan marshmallows or gelatinous stuff- or make things yourself using agar agar.

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2/9/10 12:42 P

I don't have gummi things for that reason, haha. I'm vegetarian, not vegan, but the thought of gelatin kind of squicks me out, so I avoid it as much as possible.

If you like Sour Patch Kids, though, the are vegan! They use corn or potato starch to gum up instead of using gelatin. I get them at the movies if I feel like having something. Starbursts are vegan, too!

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2/9/10 12:52 A

Oooooooh okay yeah I never knew that. In teresting. emoticon

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2/8/10 10:09 P

Yup, that's what gelatin is. That's why vegans don't eat anything gelatinous... because gelatin is an animal by-product.

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2/8/10 9:34 P

Yep, those kinds of foods are made with gelatin which comes from the collagen from animals bones/skin. Collagen doesnt have any flavor so it just gives things like jello, marshmallows and other squishy sweets and treats that jiggly, squishy or gummy texture!

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2/8/10 9:18 P

I was watching Modern Marvels and they were telling how different snacks are made and they mentioned that Gummy candy like Gummy Bears and Gummy worms and Jello are made from pork skins! OMG! I had no idea! That's just something to think about! emoticon

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