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Credits

  • Reader: Jessica Orellana, South LA HEAC Youth Ambassador
  • Time: Britanni Marie Dighero, South LA HEAC Youth Ambassador
  • Produced by Public Matters
  • Production Assistance: Sharlene Gozalians, Arianna Taboada

Bio

OREOS are:

SUGAR, ENRICHED FLOUR, WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), FOLIC ACID, HIGH OLEIC CANOLA OIL AND/OR PALM OIL AND/OR CANOLA OIL, COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, BAKING SODA, CORNSTARCH, SALT, SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER), VANILLIN-AN ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CHOCOLATE.

and just in case you're curious:

NIACIN is sometimes consumed in large quantities by people who wish to fool drug-screening tests, particularly for lipid soluble drugs such as marijuana.

EMULSIFIERS are used in soap to remove grease and in cosmetic creams and lotions.