It needs to happen. And that's just what my friend Lindsey aims to do.
From her little basement in Canmore, Alberta, she is changing our snacking habits one bite at a time. Downstairs, with her little ones in tow, she whips up amazing healthy treats and calls it all Tasty Living. Her two healthy, rosy-cheeked kids are more excited about hemp chips and delicious wow cacao energy bites than licorice or gummy bears. Now that's what I call awesome.
And beyond awesome, it's essential. Have you heard what lurks in some of our food these days? Those long labels and indecipherable words hide many dark secrets. Today I found out that beaver anal gland juice could be giving my conventional treats their vanilla or raspberry flavor. Yes, you heard me right:
BEAVER ANAL GLAND JUICE.
They call it castroleum to make it sound better. Our poor Canadian beavers.
Luckily, most of us aren't beavers. So why would we eat wood shavings? Nicely disguised with the word 'cellulose', this is used as filler or texturizing material. If you haven't already lost your appetite and want to find out more, check out the shady secrets here: http://tumblfun.com/disgusting-food-ingredients/
But let's get back to being awesome - and step up our snack selections. If you want to give a little boost to a gal who's doing this for all of us, support Lindsey on Kickstarter.
You can play a part in shifting the food industry too!
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