Shredded cheese contains the filler cellulose, which is the fancy-schmancy term for wood chips. That sounds disgusting. Why ruin the wonderful flavor of wood chips by adding cheese to it? That is just a big bowl of yuck.
Many beers contain isinglass, which is another word for fish bladder. Beer companies will add the fish bladder to help with the clarification process of the brew, giving it a clearer, cleaner appearance.
As an added bonus, the fish bladder also helps give a clearer, cleaner appearance to my urine.
That lovely, enticing red you see when you pick up a Swedish Fish actually comes from the red food colorant carmine, which is made from the crushed abdomens of female, beetle-like African insects. This is actually great news for me, as I am going to inform my nine-year-old daughter of this in the hopes of having her be so disgusted that she will stop eating Swedish Fish...so I can finally have some.
Chewing gum can contain lanolin, which is the industry term for sheep oil. Though harmless, it is added to gum to give it a softer feel.
When I was in 7th grade, I fell in love with an 8th-grade girl who constantly chewed watermelon-flavored Bubblicious. She dated one of my buddies instead of me and, to this day, the smell of artificial watermelon flavoring feels me with sadness.
Processed bread (typically the kind bought in grocery stores rather than bakeries that bake bread on-site) contains a small amount of duck feathers in each loaf. But they don't call them duck feathers ”” they call them L-cysteine. L-cysteine just sounds cooler, kinda like when Robert Mathew Van Winkle changed his name to Vanilla Ice.
Much of the frosted cereal in the cereal aisle contains gelatin, which is essentially bone marrow from cows. So, if you are vegan, buyer beware. But, if you're not vegan, well...
Listen, bone marrow is very in right now. It is beloved by annoying foodies everywhere. So if you want to be cool, if you want to be hip, you'll keep your thoughts to yourself, shove as many Frosted Mini-Wheats in your piehole as possible, all the while commenting on how much you appreciate the umami of it all.
Antifreeze contains the ingredient propylene glycol. You know what else contains propylene glycol? Salad dressing. So, while you're not actually consuming antifreeze, you are consuming a main component of it. It isn't harmful to you, but it does give one concern* the next time one considers pouring the ranch dressing on one's chopped salad.
(*Mostly that concern is because ranch dressing sucks.**)