Undeniable Fact: Pigment of the Imagination

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ever wonder what caramel color is made of? You aren't alone! Despite scientists' best efforts to uncover the secrets of this ubiquitous dye, its composition and origins remain unknown.

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Blogger Carnivorous Beaver said...

Very finely ground up camels, perhaps.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

Or possibly beavers...

1:12 PM  
Blogger Carnivorous Beaver said...

Back in the Middle Ages, they tried to make caramel out of beavers (making them virtually extinct in Europe) but found they had an obnoxious taste being oily, fatty while simultaneously strangely bland.

11:00 AM  
Blogger duffy said...

We can thank Washington Carver for developing the first non-camel based caramel substitute. This is the formula used in most candy bars today; it's less expensive and contains no cholesterol. In Arab countries they still make candy the old fashioned way - rendered camel fat.

7:41 PM  

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