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9 Other Foods And Products That Contain "Antifreeze"

It's not just Fireball Whisky, y'all.

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The internet is collectively losing its mind over a recent discovery that Fireball Whisky contains propylene glycol, a compound used in antifreeze.

But because the Food and Drug Administration considers propylene glycol "generally safe" when consumed at appropriate levels, many items you use every day contain the compound. All facts come from Dow, a supplier of propylene glycol.
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But because the Food and Drug Administration considers propylene glycol "generally safe" when consumed at appropriate levels, many items you use every day contain the compound. All facts come from Dow, a supplier of propylene glycol.

1. Ice cream

Propylene glycol stops ice cream from forming ice crystals so it stays creamy, not icy.
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Propylene glycol stops ice cream from forming ice crystals so it stays creamy, not icy.

2. Artificial sweeteners

Propylene glycol acts a humectant, which preserves moisture so the sweetener crystals don't clump together.
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Propylene glycol acts a humectant, which preserves moisture so the sweetener crystals don't clump together.

3. Soft drinks

Propylene glycol keeps fatty acids distributed throughout the drink to maintain a consistent taste.
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Propylene glycol keeps fatty acids distributed throughout the drink to maintain a consistent taste.

4. Frosting

Propylene glycol helps blended foods keep their consistency.
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Propylene glycol helps blended foods keep their consistency.

5. Medications

Propylene glycol is used for softening and smoothing medications so they're easier to ingest.
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Propylene glycol is used for softening and smoothing medications so they're easier to ingest.

6. Dog and cat food

Propylene glycol also acts a preservative in animal food.
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Propylene glycol also acts a preservative in animal food.

7. Deodorant

Propylene glycol aids in keeping deodorants creamy.
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Propylene glycol aids in keeping deodorants creamy.

8. Skin care products

Again, the creamy thing. Are you sensing a theme?
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Again, the creamy thing. Are you sensing a theme?

9. Baby wipes

Yeah, this shit is in everything.
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Yeah, this shit is in everything.

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