September 22, 2013
Vanilla Anal Secretions
My question is, who thought it was a good idea to test it in order to find out how it tasted?
"Natural aromas can be extracts from plants, fungi, and in some cases animals. The labelling provisions do not require that the kind of flavour is indicated, with the exception of coffee and quinine," Ulla Beckman Sundh at the agency said.
Vanilla flavour, it has been established, is not only derived from the vanilla bean. It can also come from conifer trees, or indeed from the anal passage of a beaver.
Beckman Sundh however questioned whether the beaver is likely to become a common a source of flavouring for baked goods, sweets, soft drinks and other items.
"As far as I know the beaver is not an animal which is bred, so supply is not that great," she said. (Source)