Hot Pockets' scary ingredient list, illustrated
An illustrated poster of Hot Pockets ingredients could turn you off these microwavable products for good.
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 01:15 PM
Do partially hydrogenated soybean oil and corn syrup solids make you drool — especially when packed together with imitation mozzarella cheese and artificial butter flavor — and spiked with distilled monoglycerides and L-Cysteine hydrochloride? You've been eating all that — if you've been nibbling Hot Pockets.
These overpackaged and overprocessed edible food-like products are already avoided by many health-conscious foodies. But even the average factory-farmed cheeseburger-eating Joe might think twice about buying Hot Pockets if the product’s ingredient list was on the front of its packaging.
According to Boing Boing, this poster’s the first in a series — so follow Justin’s blog
for more well-illustrated poster-sized motivations to eat better. How much would America’s diet change if ingredient lists of popular processed products had to be put on the front of the packaging — instead of squished on the back in small print?
Grossed out by the ingredient list — but still kind of craving Hot Pockets despite your better green instincts? Try baking homemade hot pockets! eHow has a simple recipe for homemade hot pockets
with just 10 ingredients (plus water) — and if you opt for organic ingredients plus local, sustainably produced ham and cheese, you’ll have yummier, healthier fresh-baked, feel-good snacks.
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