So this is a list of ridiculous and unsuspecting products that contain nuts. Some will surprise you….
Orange Juice – Heart healthy orange juice such as Minute Maid Heart Wise contains plan sterols which are derived from peanuts
Meat – Well, one meat in particular really. Mortadella is an Italian sausage that often contains pistachios
Tea – There are various types of tea that contain nuts, in particular almonds and walnuts
Dynamite – A very strange one, but in the manufacturing of dynamite, black walnut shells are used
Bean bag chairs, Hacky Sacks and Stuffed Animals – Weirdly they’re occasionally stuffed with peanut shells (not Styrofoam, REAL peanuts!)
Shampoo and soaps – It’s quite common to get nut extracts in these products
Lip Gloss – BE CAREFUL GUYS! See my “Dating with a Nut Allergy” post for the dangers of kissing
Paint – Walnut shells are occasionally used to add texture to paint
Tyres – Odd as it may be, but one particular tyre company, Toyo, use walnut shells to line their tyres for added traction in the winter.
Sponge – The company 3M make sponges that contain walnut shells
Fluoride – That stuff that’s in your toothpaste and at the dentist sometimes contains pine nuts
Toothpaste – One to really watch out for. Apparently various types of toothpaste contain nuts with one including the popular brand Sensodyne
Charcoal – This fire-lighter can occasionally contain peanut extracts. Weird and pointless, I know
Shoes – Mainly for the same reason as tyres, often the soles of shoes will have crushed walnut in them for traction
Juggling Balls – Occasionally they’re stuffed with nut shells to fill them
Spray Tans – Being made to look like a chestnut, might make you look like a balloon if using spray tans containing walnut extract
Door Mats – Strangely, welcome mats are often made using nut derivatives
If you can think of any other weird and not-so-wonderful nutty products, let me know and i’ll add them to the list!