Things you should never, under any circumstances, ingest but are technically food


#1882

So beer? Finally, coffee I can enjoy.


#1883

Maybe brew with heat?

I don’t know. I’m trying to thing of a general definition for tea that includes herbal tea but excludes all this other stuff. Coffee is the hardest thing to exclude for me so far.

Because I don’t know if I want to give up on herbal teas being called tea but wisefool has a good point about the plant is actually called tea. I want milk to be more generic too but I can see the same arguments.

Nut milks seem to make sense, but you could, laughably again, argue that coffee is milk, if almond milk is milk.


#1884

Tea is an infusion, and soup is not, for what it’s worth.


#1885

Beer uses heat in its process.


#1886

I give up.

Something something infusion, probably. Miramon gets a nod for that.


#1887

Behold! Dog tea!

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Yeah, this is the correct response, I think :)


#1888

Broth and stock, however.

Add 2 quarts chicken tea to your pot and simmer for 5 minutes.


#1889

Now that I think of it, heat is used to distill liquor. So bourbon is tea. BRB making a cuppa. :)


#1890

The horror.


#1891

This sounds like the poorly translated instructions on many asian grocery items. :)


#1892

Don’t you guys start changing the definition of tea, otherwise my new range of spider-flavored teas is never going to take off.


#1893

Spider tisanes.

But tisane is a stupid word and nobody really uses it.


#1894

I prefer the common usage, chicken juice.


#1895


#1896

Question: Apocalypse! The world has been overrun by zombies/decimated by an engineered disease/Republicans. You find refuge in a warehouse that’s easily defended. You bring with you all that you need, weapons, ammo, etc. But you have next to no food. You discover a nearly limitless supply of that canned chicken. And bottled water as well.

What do you do?


#1897

Republicans taste more like chicken that that canned stuff.


#1898

Use the napalm to BBQ those suckers! And die from cholesterol induced heart failure before the zombies get you, of course.


#1899

Die, horribly, almost immediately. I have no survival skills whatsoever and no desire to learn them on the fly.


#1900

Also,


#1901

Necco Wafers, the candy everybody loves to hate is maybe done for?

I don’t know if it’s still the case, but those chalk-candy hearts seem like they’re such a fixture in children’s Valentines tradition, they’d be a license to print (modest amounts) of money. I imagine the new owners will want to retain that part of the business, even if the iconic Necco Wafers are no more.