Jell-O is a favorite of kids and adults worldwide, and plenty of students love opening their lunchbox to find a single-serving of Jell-O inside it. Unfortunately, kids in the European Union will have to go without these single servings, and it’s kind of for a silly reason. Some of these single Jell-O servings come packed with real fruit. Nothing wrong with that, right? Well, there is if kids don’t look at what they’re eating and gobble it down without chewing.
A couple of kids have choked, and in response, the European Union decided that these single servings of jelly won’t make it past its borders. So because some of the kids can’t chew their food, nobody gets to enjoy these.
Ovaltine is a classic powdered mix that you can add to milk for a refreshing treat – perhaps you remember it from “A Christmas Story.” However, not every country wants this famous mix to be available to the citizens. It’s Denmark in particular that said no, pointing out that Ovaltine isn’t nutritious enough for the Danish.
You see, Denmark has some extremely strict laws that say a lot of the foods that have vitamins or minerals added aren’t allowed on store shelves, and it turns out that Ovaltine has a whole lot of additives to make it at least kind of healthy. So foods that are just sugary are okay, but once those foods add vitamins, suddenly they aren’t okay anymore? Okay, Denmark, whatever you say.
You might all think you know where this one is headed: marshmallows in cereal. That’s not healthy at all! Not on my breakfast table! However, you might be surprised to find out that only one country doesn’t want any Lucky Charms at the table, and it’s Saudi Arabia. And it’s not because of health reasons – it’s because of texture reasons. Yes, the texture of the sugary marshmallows is the issue.
The marshmallows in Lucky Charms, Count Chocula, and a number of other options are believed by the governing body to resemble the texture of pork products closely. Because of this, these cereals aren’t allowed. We’re sure it makes sense to somebody. The marshmallows contain gelatin, which could contain pork, though most of it is from horse bones.
Raw Bitter Almonds
Almonds are a healthy snack packed with proteins, healthy fats, and plenty of vitamins. They do have a lot of calories, though, so watch out. The past few decades have seen a change in how a lot of food is grown in the United States, which means that rules and guidelines have become a lot stricter.
Almonds have been one of the foods affected – but what could be wrong with this humble nut? Raw, bitter almonds contain dangerous levels of cyanide, which can be poisonous to humans, even in small qualities. For that reason, the states have said you can’t sell raw, bitter varieties. At the very least, they must be roasted, which cooks off the cyanide and makes it much safer to consume. Snack away.
No, this isn’t about a bush that you harvest for protein. That sounds pretty disgusting. You harvest This meat from animals that haven’t been raised domestically. Some of the listed options include bats, snakes, and monkeys. As you might imagine, many very serious health issues can occur if you just start chowing down on any kind of meat you find out in the wild. A majority of countries have asked their citizens not to do anything like this.
You can still find bushmeat in different varieties in certain places around the world, such as Central and West African markets, as well as places in Asia, but the World Health Organization has encouraged everyone to stay far, far away. It’s not hyperbole to say SARs is on the table.