Plaza del Sol Cinnamon Hearts imported from Spain, for the record.
After eating 3 or 4 of these small cookies, my eyes wandered over to the list of ingredients on the box.
And what is listed as third ingredient ? Pork Lard.
In a panic, I looked up "pork lard", and although I already could have told you what it is if I weren't in a state of shock, to my horror I read that it's... pig fat. Right off the pig. "Lard can be obtained from any part of the pig as long as there is a high concentration of fatty tissue", Wikipedia says.
I was munching on pig fat.
I WAS MUNCHING ON PIG FAT!!!
It's like if you cut off the fat from your body and cooked it up into your food. You're eating the fat from a creature's body. And in your cookies.
How SICK is this?! Why mix PIG FAT into innocent little cookies?!
I felt like throwing up. I felt like the world had tricked me!
Now doesn't this just look DELICIOUS? Is your mouth watering at the sight of these blobby lumps of FAT? YUM!
I was quite shocked and traumatized from this whole experience, as you can probably tell.
And I'll definitely be checking the ingredients in my cookies from now on.