Truffle Oil Without Any Actual Truffles

 

The New York Times – September 15, 2017i

If you look at the labels of these brands’ truffle oils, you’ll find that the ingredients include truffle “aroma” or “flavor” or “essence.” That’s the chemical 2,4-dithiapentane. Also known as bis (methylthio) methane, it supplies a fair imitation of the natural truffle smell.

Too many cases of “labeling shuffle.”

Where pricey oil never encountered a truffle.

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