Pickle sandwiches: the food of the gods :)
When I was a kid my grandfather introduced my sister and me to one of his favorite snacks, pickle sandwiches. Simple to make ... toast, mayonnaise, pickles. It's been depressingly cold here lately, and I thought maybe a pickle sandwich would cheer me up, but who knew my plans would almost be foiled ... I couldn't find pickles or mayonnaise, even at Whole Foods, without "natural flavoring" added. What's wrong with natural flavoring? Maybe nothing, maybe something - ...
Castoreum /kæsˈtɔriəm/ is the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) and the European Beaver (Castor fiber) .... In the United States, castoreum is considered to be a GRAS food additive by the Food and Drug Administration. It is often referenced simply as a "natural flavoring" in products' lists of ingredients.
EeeeK! Luckily, my sister came to the rescue with some wholesome pickles and mayonnaise from Trader Joe's and the sandwiches happened :)