This is going to be a pretty quick review of this book.
The reason being that this book really wasn’t what I was expecting. Not in a bad way, but just a ‘oh that’s all there is?’ kind of way.
This is What You Just Put In Your Mouth is a nice book packed with detail ingredients lists for a lot of America’s favorite foodie type items.
What I thought this book would be was a book that would explain what was wrong and or bad about these strange ingredients in these items. The book will tell you what the ingredients are and will describe them, but that’s about it. The author, Patrick Di Justo explains this at the beginning of the book, but I didn’t know about this till I received it.
This Is What You Just Put In Your Mouth is a good informative book if you’d like to know the basics of what’s in your food.. this is a good book to check out.
This Is What You Just Put Into Your Mouth
From the Publisher:
What do a cup of coffee and cockroach pheromone have in common? How is Fix-A-Flat like sugarless gum? Is a Slim Jim meat stick really alive? If I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter isn’t butter, what is it?
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 infotainment 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.