Food Fact No.13

Silicon dioxide chili? Yum yum.

It's common knowledge that Wendy's Chilli is made from left over burgers. We have no problem with this, so long as there's nothing dodgy in the burgers, but it seems dodgy leftover meat is not what we should be worried about.

Silicon dioxide, also known as silica, is most commonly found in nature as sand and has been known for its hardness since ancient times when it was first used to make glass. Thanks to modern technology, it is now used in optical fibers, insecticides, ceramics and cement, and the latest addition to that impressive list is... Wendy's chili.

Apparently they use it as an “anti-caking agent”, but any meat that swims around in a sea of spicy sauce but still needs anti-caking isn't fit for human consumption anyway, as far as we're concerned.