April 22, 2014
I got groceries delivered today, and one thing I included was a package of bear claws. (One per breakfast along with my scrambled eggs and potatoes.)
I was looking at the ingredients and one of the last things was "locust bean gum". When I read it, though, at first it looked like "locust beam gun".
I tell you, there's the making of a B-movie horror feature there. A swarm of locusts armed with beam guns? Yikes!
Posted by: Siergen at April 22, 2014 03:00 PM (WVGDf)
Posted by: cxt217 at April 22, 2014 03:11 PM (G3pCP)
I looked it up in Wikipedia, and "locust bean gum" is a thickener derived from the same plant that produces carob.
You'd think they could come up with a better name for the stuff, wouldn't you? Like how they renamed "rapeseed" as "canola"?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 22, 2014 03:23 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 22, 2014 03:29 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Mikeski at April 22, 2014 05:10 PM (Zlc1W)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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