Subject: Salt & Vinegar potato chips -- curious ingredient
From: pjustus[at]arn.net (Perry Justus)
Date: 25 Apr 2004 22:08:54 -0700
I got a bag of Uncle Ray's Sea Salt & Vinegar potato chips and I
noticed an ingredient on the label that caught my eye - silica gel.
Is this something I should be worried about, or what? There wasn't a
packet of silica gel in the bag or anything, like potato chips used to
have (apparently; it is before my time). It's just something that's
been bugging me, because I love those chips but I don't want to be
From: Levelwave© <~last_exit[at]utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 01:18:51 -0400
Silica gel is nearly harmless, which is why you find it in food
products. Silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), is the same material found
in quartz. The gel form contains millions of tiny pores that can adsorb
and hold moisture. Silica gel is essentially porous sand.
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:58:47 -0000
Levelwave© seeing her/his name in stars wrote:
> Silica gel is nearly harmless, which is why you find it in food
> products. Silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), is the same material found
> in quartz. The gel form contains millions of tiny pores that can adsorb
> and hold moisture. Silica gel is essentially porous sand.
LOL... I made a huge joke on a private listserv group years ago. The do
not eat packets that come in shoe boxes. I told one poster the packet had
to be eaten or the shoes would die.
From: Emily Quesenberry
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 02:06:58 -0400
I hope not because I just ate a handful of the new pringles salt and vinegar