Soup packetPhoto: MaggiChicken soup for the iron-stomached soul

This is so tame compared to what has come before, you say. In fact, it’s supposed to cure what ails you, right? Not so fast, this “chicken flavored” mix tops its ingredient list, right after flour, with salt, cornstarch, sugar, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and partially hydrogenated palm oil — in that order.

All of that shows up long before you get to freeze dried chicken bits and a good dose of artificial flavorings. Don’t be fooled by pleasant packaging. This crap does not belong in your mouth.