Many a story is told about little-known ingredients supposedly found in common products — sometimes by design, and sometimes otherwise.




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Carmex lip balm contains ground glass to make users dependent upon it.


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Tropical Fantasy drink is laced with a substance that renders black men sterile.*


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Workers at Corona beer urinate into the vats.*


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Dr Pepper soda is made with prune juice.


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A 1993 instance of product tampering resulted in syringes being found in cans of Pepsi.*


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Chesterfield’s cigarettes.*


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Jägermeister contains deer or elk blood.


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Lucky Strike cigarettes are so named because some packs contained marijuana cigarettes.


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Mascara contains bat poop.


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Baby shampoo contains novocaine.

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