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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Is It Vegan? Pepperidge Farm "Chef's Collection Deli Swirl Rye & Pump" Bread


In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.

May your day be filled with bright blue skies, puffy white clouds, and content of the heart my friend!

MADE FROM: UNBROMATED UNBLEACHED
ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED
IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1),
RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), FOLIC ACID), WATER, RYE
FLOUR, WHEAT GLUTEN, RYE MEAL, YEAST.
CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF:  SOYBEAN OIL,
SALT, CARAMEL COLOR, CARAWAY SEEDS, COCOA
PROCESSED WITH ALKALI (DUTCHED), CALCIUM
PROPIONATE AND SORBIC ACID TO RETARD
SPOILAGE, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, WHEAT
FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, DEXTROSE, SUGAR,
LACTIC ACID, DEHYDRATED ONIONS, DEHYDRATED
GARLIC AND ENZYMES

Pepperidge Farm Swirl Rye & Pump Bread

My Analysis:

Flour – overly processed non-beneficial wheat flour?
Niacin – derived from animal or plant based sources (usually from meats and fish)
Reduced Iron – de-oxified ironoxide (rust)
Thiamine mononitrate – commercially prepared from yeast extract or sardines
Riboflavin - derived from animal or plant based sources. 
Folic acid – the product of bacteria, Lactobacillus Casei
Water – don’t fish tinkle in the stuff?  Just kidding (but they must).
Rye flour – plant based
Wheat gluten – plant based
Rye meal – plant based
Yeast - fungus
Soybean oil – plant based
Salt - mineral
Caramel color – sugars heated in presence of acids, alkalis, or salts
Caraway seeds – plant based
Cocoa – plant based
Alkali – mineral (basic, ionic salt of an alkali metal)
Calcium propionate – mineral (calcium salt of propionic acid)
Sorbic acid – a natural organic compound
Monoglycerides – commercial source may be animal, vegetable, or synthetic
Diglycerides – commercial source may be animal, vegetable, or synthetic
Wheat flour – plant based
Malted barley flour – plant based
Dextrose – plant based sugar (primarily derived from corn)
Sugar – plant based
Lactic acid – milk (animal) based
Dehydrated onions – plant based
Dehydrated garlic – plant based
Enzymes – sources may be animal, plant, other natural, or synthetic

Bread in its simplest form can be baked from nothing more than:  yeast, sugar (to activate the yeast culture), water, flour, salt and oil.  I suppose that you could even omit the oil if you don’t mind a crunchy rock-hard textured loaf?

Chucky is 60% befuddled and 40% bewildered (and 100% nuts).  What in the heck has he and Tiffany been spreading their Earth Balance margarine on???  My very own (first) analysis of ingredients has me re-thinking just how stupid I’ve been.  From day one, I’ve been instructed “If you don’t have the ingredients in your very own kitchen, do you really want to be buying and consuming it?”

I suppose that I am both disappointed and concerned.  After all, the corporate types who “design”, manufacture and market these funktified concoctions (I refuse to call it food) aren’t looking at my best interests, are they?

Hey!  Guess what?  I feel better already!  It’s a new lifestyle and a longer/new life ahead for Chucky and Tiffany.

Hi-dee hi-dee watch-the-metamorphosis-of-vegetarian-gone-vegan-my-friend ho!

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