A friend of mine is the manager of a music store that’s the leader in sales in North America for his company. I asked him what the price markup of CDs are. He said on new releases, they make a dollar or two; they buy CDs from their suppliers for around $15 (Canadian). On thereleased today, they’re only making 50 cents profit while it’s on sale. They only make a profit after the sales are over.
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I added the What I learned today category to easily keep track of tidbits I learn about most anything, although it will probably consist of computer-related material.
The bag of Baked! Lay’s Naturally Baked Potato Chips (what would be Unnaturally baked?) I bought today lists Modified Food Starch as its third ingredient. A couple of questions about that:
- Modified from what?
- What is meant by food? That’s a vague word in this context.
So, typing in This definition seems the simplest:at google.com gives me about 88,700 hits.
Modified food starch is a starch that has been treated physically or chemically to modify one or more of its physical or chemical properties. The ‘starch’ could be from corn, wheat, potato, rice or tapioca–it depends on the manufacturer.
Next question: what the hell is tapioca? According to:
Tapioca is basically a root starch derived from the cassava, or yuca plant. It’s often used to thicken soups and sweeten the flavor of baked goods, and it makes a dandy pudding.
This is never going to end: what’s a cassava, or yuca plant? I foundof it; nothing special except the Bitter Cassava variety is toxic if eaten raw.
Thus ends today’s food research.