Eat at your own risk.
“Is there any way we can enhance your dining experience by hurting an animal?”—Waiter to vegetarian Lisa on The Simpsons
This quote might seem ridiculous to omnivores (like the friend who invariably ends up repeating it to me when we’re out to eat and I’ve just asked the waiter the usual questions: What do you use to prepare your rice? Are the beans cooked in lard? What kind of broth was used in the soup?). But with all the hidden ingredients ending up in seemingly safe foods these days, it seems pretty spot-on to me (except that nobody’s explicitly asking).
Just a few days ago, I reported that some batches of Vegan Parm contained hidden milk ingredients (by the way, I tossed mine—not worth the risk. I’ll stick with Parma! Vegan Parmesan—which is also gluten-free—thank you). And now comes news that Harry & David Wild ’N Spicy Hot Chili Pepper Tortilla Chips also contain undisclosed milk ingredients.
What the hell is going on???