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So I was at my mom's house the other day, where junk food sometimes lives, and I saw a bag of Mrs. Baird's chocolate frosted mini donuts. Remembering them vaguely from my childhood and wanting to possibly relive that taste, I checked the ingredient list to make sure they were vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
There I found two ingredients I didn't recognize (along with the usual slew of unpronouncable synthetic chemicals). One was "tween", the other was "span". A quick Wikipedia search confirmed that tween is a wetting agent used to "spread out" the flavor of a product. Whatever.<br><br><br><br>
But Wikipedia didn't know what span was in ingredient form. And Google is throwing me off because "span" is just too common of a word.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone have any idea what the word "span" refers to when it describes a food ingredient?
 

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Tween and Span appear to be closely related. Both emulsifiers.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://epic4health.stores.yahoo.net/tween80isits.html" target="_blank">http://epic4health.stores.yahoo.net/tween80isits.html</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://gzhanglian.en.alibaba.com/product/50197700/51143509/Emulsifying_Agents/Emulsifier___Tween_20_60_80__Span_60_80.html" target="_blank">http://gzhanglian.en.alibaba.com/pro...pan_60_80.html</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kpickell</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Me too. I guess the more commonly used name is "Polysorbate 80" which I have seen before.</div>
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Ooooohhhhhh. I get it now. Thanks for the link!
 
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