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Disturbing product of the month: Armour Pork Brains with Milk Gravy

Where and when bought: Ingles supermarket, Asheville, NC, October 1995, for 73 cents.

Bonus points: That delicious milk gravy.

Extra special bonus points: Contains a mighty 1,170 percent of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for cholesterol. Yes, that's no typo--1,170 percent.

Suggested alternative use: Switch label with a fruit cocktail can's for a horrific lunch-box prank.

Company defense: "People love 'em!" piped Nancy Dedera, spokeswoman for Phoenix-based Dial Corp., owner of Armour. But, alas, we couldn't discover the breadth of that love, because she refused to release sales figures. A brain-eater herself (she likes hers with hot sauce), Dedera brushed aside concerns about the whopping cholesterol count, saying, "If you're going to eat brains, you're not going to worry about cholesterol." Good point.

Is there a product out there that disturbs you? That maybe even gives you a rash just thinking about it? Well, for heaven's sake, tell us about it! We'll even give you credit if we choose to memorialize it here. E-mail us now!

1996 The Women's Consumer Foundation Inc. (SHOP! Information Services)

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