The ingredient that ruins everything: Beef fat
The Twinkies folks could've listed a synonym for beef fat in the ingredients -- "tallow" is the same thing. But they are not shying away from its inclusion in the Twinkie. It's right there on the label in huge block letters: "BEEF FAT." But if being a vegetarian is more important than eating Twinkies, we'll provide you with a vegan version just because.
The ingredient that ruins everything: Gelatin
It's at least a little funny that a tiny, colorful, candy version of a bear still has bones inside of it, just like the real thing! You can't feel those bones when you eat it, thankfully, but plenty of gummy bear brands add gelatin as an ingredient. Since this is 2015, however, companies have stepped up to the plate and introduced gelatin-free bears.
Grandma Utz's Handcooked Potato Chips
The ingredient that ruins everything: Lard
Kudos to Utz for not trying to hide that this variety of chip has lard in it. In fact, the ad copy says, "kettle-cooked in lard in small batches at the best temperature for perfect crispness." They want you to know, probably because the lard is part of why they taste so damn good! And it's no surprise a PA-based chip brand has lard in it -- that's how they do things in central Pennsylvania.
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Lee Breslouer is a senior writer for Thrillist and misses Utz, as he can't get them where he lives. Follow him to snack food withdrawal at @LeeBreslouer.