Carmex lip balm contains ground glass to make users dependent upon it.
Tropical Fantasy drink is laced with a substance that renders black men sterile.*
Workers at Corona beer urinate into the vats.*
Dr Pepper soda is made with prune juice.
A 1993 instance of product tampering resulted in syringes being found in cans of Pepsi.*
A false rumor about a leper working in its factory severely damaged sales of Chesterfield's cigarettes.*
Jägermeister contains deer or elk blood.
Lucky Strike cigarettes are so named because some packs contained marijuana cigarettes.
Mascara contains bat poop.
Baby shampoo contains novocaine.
Many a story is told about little-known ingredients supposedly found in common products
— sometimes by design, and sometimes otherwise.