This Is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?: From Eggnog to Beef Jerky, the Surprising Secrets by Patrick Di Justo

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All of these pressing questions and more are answered in This Is What You Just Put In Your Mouth? Based on his popular Wired magazine column "What's Inside," Patrick Di Justo takes a cold, hard, and incredibly funny look at the shocking, disgusting, and often dumbfounding ingredients found in everyday products, from Cool Whip and Tide Pods to Spam and Play-Doh. He also shares the madcap stories of his extensive research, including tracking down a reclusive condiment heir, partnering with a cop to get his hands on heroin, and getting tight-lipped snack-food execs to talk. Along the way, he schools us on product histories, label decoding, and the highfalutin chemistry concepts behind everything from Midol to Hostess fruit pies.

Packed with facts you're going to want to share immediately, this is info-tainment at its best—and most fun!—which will have you giving your shampoo the side-eye and Doritos a double take, and make you the know-it-all in line at the grocery store. 

Title : This Is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?: From Eggnog to Beef Jerky, the Surprising Secrets
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ISBN : 0804139881
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 251 pages


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★☆☆

February 14, 2015

Ever wonder what's in your food? I have. I'm an inquiring mind. Or maybe I just like having random tidbits in my head to gross out my friends while they are eating. This book will ruin most of your favorite food like items forever. For instance: Did you know that chocolate cordial cherries have a c...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★☆☆

March 05, 2015

Find all of my reviews at: This book wasn’t nearly as entertaining as I hoped it would be. But let’s face it, this review probably won’t be nearly as entertaining as I hoped it would be either. Qué será, será. I thought This Is What You Just Put In Your Mouth? wo...

❀Aimee❀ Just one more page... rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2015

This was a great combination of humor, history, science, and information. Essentially, the author investigates an item for interesting ingredients. He explains what it is used for, how it was derived, and other various hilarious tidbits. Each "thing" has about 10 ingredients he delves into with a...

Patrick rated it ★★★★★

July 17, 2016

I am clearly biased. Of course I'm biased; it's my book. But I think you'll enjoy learning what's inside the things you eat.

Steve rated it ★★★☆☆

October 05, 2015

Interesting, quick read about the chemical composition of the things we eat and things we put on our bodies. This is an anthology of articles written for Wired magazine. There are some very surprising facts revealed here, and the old adage about not asking how sausage is made comes to mind. This...

Marjorie rated it ★★★★☆

July 18, 2016

DELIGHTFUL. Gross, erudite and delightful.

Allen rated it ★★★★☆

October 29, 2015 Once upon a time, it was fairly easy to keep track of just what we were putting into our bodies. The things that we ate and drank and used on an everyday basis tended to be locally sourced, coming from fairly close to home. So we knew what was what. These da...

Spencer rated it ★★★☆☆

February 12, 2015

"Cherry cordials are predigested for you." This Is What You Just Put in Your Mouth, by Patrick Di Justo, is unlike most other non-fiction informational books I’ve read. With a mixture of facts, formulas, and humor, it’s actually a fun read. I was a little surprised at how the author’s witty commen...

Teena in Toronto rated it ★★★☆☆

February 06, 2015

We all wonder what is in the food we eat and what we drink ... and this book helps to enlighten you with some common things. The first part of the book covers food and drink including Cool Whip, A.1. Steak Sauce, Red Bull, Midol and Heroin. The second part covers non-edible and non-drinkable prod...

Jodie rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2015

I've always loved the "What's Inside" column in Wired Magazine, that tells you about what all of the ingredients in certain products are there for. This book is a fun, expanded version of that column, along with personal, interesting anecdotes from the author. In today's world where it's fashionab...

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