Recently at work, I was doing a task that I perform quite frequently. This important task can be summarized most simply as “reading every word on the label of whatever food/drink I am currently consuming, because as uninteresting as that seems, it is a whole hell of a lot more interesting than actually doing work.” There’s a technical term for it, but I don’t want to bore you too much with the details.
While drinking a Diet Mountain Dew, I was rather surprised by the ingredients, which listed vegetable oil. I actually looked into this, and found out it is to give the beverage a cloudy appearance. Why they want to achieve that, I don’t actually know. Especially when the oil used is brominated vegetable oil, which has been known to damage hearts and kidneys. Although apparently this is only in extreme cases, which makes sense since Mountain Dew is, after all, an extreme soda for extreme people doing extreme things. Like sitting at their desk aimlessly looking through the Character Map.
Admittedly, there isn’t much of a point to this, except for the fact that vegetable oil being in Diet Mountain Dew and Fresca is rather odd.
Or should I say extremely odd.