One of the "foods" that we have found that our youngest little girl cannot have or eat is anything containing petroleum. Yeah. That's right. It's in foods. Scary right!
Food dyes are petroleum based. Preservatives TBHQ and BHT are both petroleum based as well. I am so thankful for a friend who forwarded a blog, a story about a mom who's child had a problem with food coloring and also preservatives. It was fascinating to me. And gave me an answer I had been praying for. They were the last ingredients we had to remove from our daughter's diet.
Here is an interesting site. I can't believe the FDA still allows artificial colors in our foods. Don't get me started!
We love Chex Mix at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. This year I tried making it with the Crispix cereal and not only did it burn, which has never happened to me before, it tasted odd. My sister bought some Chex cereal today and, Low and Behold, they changed their ingredients! There is no longer BHT in the Corn Chex cereal! I am so excited!! They are using Vitamin E as a preservative instead. Which is what they use to preserve the Honey Nut Cheerios too.
Someone is listening. And for that I am Thankful! So, just a little blessing in our lives today. We can have Corn Chex again!! Yay!