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Old 09-12-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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Is this the ultimate in stupidity? What am I missing?


A bottle of tonic water states on the side of the bottle "cannot guarantee nut free"



Is there a nut-based drink that can cross-contaminate? The mind boggles, it truly does.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
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I wonder if they bottle in a plant that also packages nuts, and are required by law to scare people.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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As ridiculous as it may sound, its possible the company refused to cough up money to be certified nut free, and decided to print the warning instead. No clue if it happened, but some regulations and the cost of meeting them is ludicrous.
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Good point. Never thought of that.
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Tonic Water often contains Quinine. Quinine is harvested from trees. My guess is that the tree may also be a nut producing one. I know it produces fruit.

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Though it has been synthesized in the lab, the bark of the cinchona tree is the only known natural source of quinine. The medicinal properties of the cinchona tree were originally discovered by the Quechua Indians of Peru and Bolivia; later, the Jesuits were the first to bring the cinchona to Europe.
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Tonic Water often contains Quinine. Quinine is harvested from trees. My guess is that the tree may also be a nut producing one. I know it produces fruit.

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Interesting theories guys, though this one makes the most sense, sort of



Now, nut packets also say "Contains nuts"...yep, we of the lobotamised world never knew that nuts were actually nut
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