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15 Foods That Seem Perfectly Fine Until You Learn How They Are Made

List RulesVote up the grossest foods.

There’s a popular saying that warns you to never meet your idols and after reading this list another one should be to never look up how your favorite food is made. Only the courageous will proceed to read these now not-so-tempting meals. Are you brave enough to vote up the most shocking ones? 

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    Painted Orange

    From Redditor /u/skonen_blades

    Cheez Whiz. It's transparent until they add the orange coloring. I don't know why but that makes me nope out. It's not like Cheez Whiz is a salad or anything, don't get me wrong. But I don't think I fully comprehended just how fake it was until I found that out.

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    Really? Gummy Bears?

    From Redditor /u/briannarosepierce

    Gummy Bears ( or just gummies in general). Took me 19 years to find out that the way they’re made is with pig carcasses and bones.

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    Avoid Flavored Coffee

    From Redditor /u/thedrtony

    [...] It is pretty much coffee. However, instead of using coffee beans that were harvested in more common ways (like handpicking), [some companies use] coffee beans that were defecated by palm civets. Located in Indonesia, these weasel-like mammals consume coffee cherries as part of their diets and, through some very complex processes during digestion, they "ferment" the coffee cherries and thus defecate a coffee bean of "peculiar flavors".

    Not only is this utterly terrifying, but unfortunately due to the demand and craze around it, producers are caging civets and force-feeding them countless amounts of cherries basically ruinning their diets and lives.

    I had it once, and after knowing how it was made I had to rush to the nearest restroom. It ruined coffee for me for a few years.

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    Seafood Sausage? 

    From Redditor /u/brachiocephalopod

    Imitation crab. It’s fish paste with eggs, a bunch of additives and colorings. Which makes sense. The weird part is watching the two colors of extruded paste get stretched out and wrapped around each other, like fish taffy.

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