Suck that saliva back into your cheeks if you’re taking a stroll in Minneapolis, or its sister city St. Paul, for that matter. There’s a law on the books there against spitting in public places, and yes, it’s enforced, as one guy found out recently when he hocked a loogie on the sidewalk. [More]
The Florida Department of Citrus sent over a few paragraphs of information in response to my post, “The Flavor Of Your OJ Is A Chemically-Induced Mirage” from last week.
There’s a dirty secret in your glass of orange juice. Even though it says “not from concentrate,” it probably sat in a large vat for up to year with all the oxygen removed from it. This allows it to be preserved and dispensed all year-round. Taking out all the O2 also gets rid of all the flavor. So the juice makers have to add the flavors back in using preformulated recipes full of chemicals called “flavor packs.” Mmm, delicious, fresh-squeezed ethyl-butyrate!