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Nov. 16th, 2005

Seen on the back of a can of peanuts in a store yesterday: “MAY CONTAIN NUT TRACES.”


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Nov. 16th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
Ah, stipudity knows no bounds.
Nov. 16th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
dead people tell no tales!
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
Peanuts aren't nuts; they're actually legumes. Think of peas in a woody pod. Peanut allergies are (from what I understand) quite separate from other nut allergies, although they can be just as serious.
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, good old wikipedia: ding!
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Touché! Ironically, I just learned that peanuts aren't nuts a couple days ago, but I failed to apply that newfound knowledge.
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just learned that recently too. Weird! For my next trick I shall demystify the pineapple.
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see you were paying attention!
Nov. 16th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
I bought an el cheapo marzipane cake (the shrink wrapped kind to be stored at room temperature for 10 years or so) once (it tasted horrible). The label said "may contain traces of almonds".

The ingredients themselves did not list almonds, though.
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