Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Catch-up » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:11 pm

What a cutie!
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Conforumist » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:09 am

Yes, very cute bird!
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:41 pm

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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby michelanCello » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:23 pm

OK, I know it's not a real animal, but a friend of mine at university showed this to me today, and I think it's just soo cute :D

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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Conforumist » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:09 am

Looks like a bubblegum flavoured pig. :)
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Dotsie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:32 pm

Don't they make bubblegum out of pigs?
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby michelanCello » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:27 pm

Dotsie wrote:Don't they make bubblegum out of pigs?

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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Dotsie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:11 pm

Then I won't elaborate.... they make it out of wishes and fairy dust! :D
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby jaznbonnie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:31 pm

Accroding to Wikipedia:

Chewing gum is a type of gum made of chicle, a natural latex product, or synthetic rubber known as polyisobutylene.
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Dotsie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:34 pm

As much as I love wiki, if it didn't mention pork gelatin it wasn't telling you the whole story. Maybe it's not such a popular ingredient these days.
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:42 pm

Lots of things you wouldn't expect are made from pigs but bubblegum appears to be one of the few things that isn't at least not nowadays.

Current ingredients

Elastomers: provide the elasticity or bounce, and can be natural latexes (e.g. couma macrocarpa (also called leche caspi or sorva), loquat (also called nispero), tunu, jelutong, or chicle which is still commercially produced), or synthetic rubbers (e.g. styrene-butadiene rubber, butyl rubber, polyisobutylene).

Resins: provide a cohesive body or strength, and are most often glycerol esters of gum, terpene resins, and/or polyvinyl acetate.

Waxes: act as softening agents and are most usually paraffin or microcrystalline wax.

Fats: behave as plasticizers and mainly come from hydrogenated vegetable oils.

Emulsifiers: help to hydrate, the most common being lecithin or glycerol monostearate.

Fillers: impart texture and the most commonly used are calcium carbonate or talc.

Antioxidants: protect from oxidation and extend shelf-life; the most common type is BHT.

Sugars: Either natural or synthetic usually dextrose.

Glucose syrup: Another sweetner normally tapioca syrup

Flavourings: Could be anything but unlikely to be a natural product.

Colouring: You really don't want to know
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Selkie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:52 pm

No wonder you're supposed to spit not swallow when you're finished with gum!
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Dotsie » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:25 am

Goodness this is an interesting conversation. But, if you are vegetarian, you should know that some chewing gums still contain pork gelatin. Different countries presumably have different requirements or preferences. But I don't know why people bother anyway :?

Wrigley's website wrote:Are your products suitable for specific diets such halal, kosher, vegan and vegetarian?
The vast majority of our products are suitable for halal, kosher, vegan and vegetarian diets. However, to check specific product suitability please visit the brand section of our website.
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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:10 pm

From today's Mail.

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Re: Cute Animals That Are Not Dogs Or Cats!

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:24 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:From today's Mail.

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