Antifreeze Hidden Amongst Our Food Sources

I couldn’t believe it when I heard that certain foods and drink harbor antifreeze! Don’t believe me? Then check the labels when you shop. An organic form of antifreeze is propylene glycol and is used as a thickener and a sweetener.  It’s considered safe by the FDA, yet in Scandinavian countries things like Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey were pulled off the market. It’s also one of the ingredients in the liquid of e-cigarettes. Acute levels of the propylene glycol can cause cardiovascular and neurological issues. Skin irritations and  redness have been reported too. Avoid eating Blue Bunny, Edy’s, and Coldstone Creamery products to avoid ingesting antifreeze. Avoid drinking Dunkin’ Donuts tea.

Other products are boxed cake mixes such as Dunkin Hines classic yellow mix and Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Chocolate cake. McCormick’s assorted food dyes and egg dyes list propylene glycol as its second ingredient. Many Kraft salad dressings, but especially their Greek vinaigrette list the propylene glycol as an ingredient. A dismay to those who eat Entenmann’s Little Bites, lemon coconut cake, and holiday cupcakes also use it. My suggestion is read the labels before buying your products or cook from

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