That sachet in packets of Beef Jerky...

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  • caligari 2 Sep 2013 18:53:51 17,211 posts
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    ...are you supposed to eat it? Ever?

    It says 'Oxygen Absorber' on the side of the packet - along with 'DO NOT EAT' - you'd think that was enough to put most people off BUT I've always tipped it out in to the packet thinking that it was seasoning/salt.

    Time to stick my fingers down my throat?
  • mrpon 2 Sep 2013 18:55:50 30,155 posts
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    Silica Gel fan?

    Give me $10 I'm worth it.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 2 Sep 2013 19:02:35 41,361 posts
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    Eat it. Post the results.

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  • caligari 2 Sep 2013 19:04:51 17,211 posts
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    I've already eaten it - that's the point. ;_; It was like eating salty black chalk - I assumed it was some kind of 'traditional' flavouring.

    Honestly, I've had about a dozen packets of beef jerky in the past, and I've eaten that sachet every time. Every. Single. Time.
  • Jmek 2 Sep 2013 19:07:03 1,372 posts
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    I tried beef jerky once. It was like munching on a necrotic ball sack
  • Deleted user 2 September 2013 19:08:18
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1502/whats-that-white-stuff-packed-with-beef-jerky

    The reason why they make a point of telling you not to eat them is that a surprising number of damnfools figure any small packet found in a food container must be some kinda condiment.
  • X201 2 Sep 2013 19:09:09 16,202 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    salty black chalk
    Probably activated charcoal
  • caligari 2 Sep 2013 19:34:45 17,211 posts
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    Graveland wrote:
    There was an article in the Daily Mail the other day that said eating them causes cancer.
    The Daily Mail? I think you're getting it confused with the 'Princess Diana causes Cancer' headline.
  • morriss 2 Sep 2013 19:36:27 71,284 posts
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    I love jerky, me.
  • Metalfish 2 Sep 2013 19:40:22 8,931 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    caligari wrote:
    salty black chalk
    Probably activated charcoal
    If it is, at least it's probably adsorbing all the other things he's stuffed into his mouth like a giant three year old.
  • Phil-McCrack 2 Sep 2013 19:46:12 3,849 posts
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    Not once, not twice, not even three times but twelve times at least you've eaten silica gel? are you a bit stupid, let me rephrase that, a raging thicko, you're the reason we have all these stupid warning labels.
  • Rusty_M 2 Sep 2013 19:47:02 5,215 posts
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    If it's silica gel, I've heard that it shouldn't do too much harm as long as you ensure you stay hydrated. My source for this information is NOT reliable.

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  • Deleted user 2 September 2013 19:48:09
    Health-wise, it's probably the same as eating uncooked rice.
  • Khanivor 2 Sep 2013 19:57:13 41,625 posts
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    Whoah.
  • Kostabi 2 Sep 2013 19:59:55 5,355 posts
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    This is a joke right? Why would you actively consume something with a warning not to?

    On the upside beef jerky is delicious.
  • kentmonkey 2 Sep 2013 20:00:46 21,149 posts
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    Because he didn't read the instructions until tonight. Der!
  • Nasty 2 Sep 2013 20:01:45 4,758 posts
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  • Khanivor 2 Sep 2013 20:05:07 41,625 posts
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    Muppet fight!
  • Phil-McCrack 2 Sep 2013 20:06:19 3,849 posts
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    You know it says no naked flames at petrol pumps, you should totally ignore that.
  • RichDC 2 Sep 2013 20:10:03 5,766 posts
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    You can add it to a glass of the stuff your mum keeps in a blue bottle under the sink. Surprisingly refreshing. (The X on the side is for eXtreme.)

    Edited by Megapocalypse at 20:10:17 02-09-2013
  • RichDC 2 Sep 2013 20:11:11 5,766 posts
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    But yes, decent jerky is lovely.
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