Apparently Cadbury Crème Eggs Contain Traces of Beaver Butts


Halt! Put down that leftover Easter candy. You might want to read this first.

Before today, the most of your worries were whether or not ants managed to dig their way into your colorful plastic eggs, but it turns out the most terrifying part of one popular Easter treat actually comes from within.

According to the Huffington Post, Cadbury Crème Eggs contain an artificial sweetener called castoreum, commonly listed as “natural flavoring” in vanilla and raspberry-flavored treats and which is derived from, yes, the anal gland excretions of beavers.

Except a look on the castoreum Wikipedia page says the anal glands and castor glands are separate and that castoreum is actually used along with beaver urine to mark territory, so I’m not really sure which to believe.

But if I had to choose, I think I’d much rather have the latter. I mean, that’s like choosing between eating poop and drinking pee right? And it only makes sense to pick  . . . pee . . . right?

H/T LAist + PicThx Wunderground

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

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  • Anonymous

    This is old news…Cracked did an article on this YEARS ago. It is also found in blueberries as well, so technically you’re eating beaver anus as well when you eat those.

  • Anonymous

    EVerytyhihng about Dominique Zaora, right down to her obnoxiously pathetic picture screams “I am unemployed and will stay that way! You will support me my whole life!”

  • Anonymous

    What a worthless post by an author who did zero research. In 60 seconds I found three sources that make it perfectly clear that the castor sac glands are not the anal glands. The castoreum extract used in food products is processed from pure castoreum and is generally recognized as safe by the FDA. So you’re just a click troll, Zamora. I can’t believe this garbage showed up on digg.

    • SG

      lol…for the record, the FDA saying a product is generally recognized as safe is a JOKE. But, I do think this post is misleading. But NOT because fo the FDA…they are a bunch of hacks who have connections and past employment in the very industries they supposedly regulate anyway. They don’t even do any testing. It’s a farce. Paid for with our tax money. Vioxx ring a bell? :)

  • Anonymous

    that’s fine. I’ll just stick to the beetles in my red m&m’s.

  • Yah’s Women

    Unclean beaver butt cream, to go along with the unclean pig butt on the holiday table. It’s a perfect fit for a pagan holiday!