More on poppy

More on poppy seeds and the baked items they’re sometimes on. Because I’m still disturbed by the discovery that it is (or is it ‘they are’) a controlled item. So, it was fun looking at some articles on the matter – that being that you could fail a routine drug test if you ate a poppy seed bun. Read especially this article from a site called ‘The Straight Dope’ (the name probably doesn’t refer to a dimwitted heterosexual).

Read it yet? Yah. So, what’s our stand on this? It’s ok to ban something because it serves some greater purpose? Like MRT doors working properly being more important than the enjoyment of chewing gum so ban chewing gum? Like guns and bullets are deadly so we’d better ban metal so they can’t be made?

I still think I ate a bagel with poppy seeds on it at some Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf! I’m gonna go there and find out!

Surf stops:

  • Urban Legends Reference Page
  • The poppy seed defence
  • Erowid Poppy Vaults

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    14 thoughts on “More on poppy”

    1. Bel is right. While poppy seeds are banned here (one of the more silly rules), the more unscrupulous bakeries will use crushed black sesame seeds and pass them off as poppy seeds. I used to be in the biz for those who may scoff.

    2. Bel is right. While poppy seeds are banned here (one of the more silly rules), the more unscrupulous bakeries will use crushed black sesame seeds and pass them off as poppy seeds. I used to be in the biz for those who may scoff.

    3. crushed sesame seeds tastes the same as poppy seeds? Unless you’ve never tasted poppy seeds, you would know the difference. BUt if they do taste the same, the poopy seed problem would be solved no?

    4. crushed sesame seeds tastes the same as poppy seeds? Unless you’ve never tasted poppy seeds, you would know the difference. BUt if they do taste the same, the poopy seed problem would be solved no?

    5. no, they don’t taste the same. different sort of *crunch*.

      i have been using poppy seeds in my past three baking sessions. and consuming the results as well! :O

      but actually i am more peeved that i paid £3.50 for “blue” poppy seeds and the same amount of normal poppy seeds in Tesco only costs £1.20. hmph.

    6. no, they don’t taste the same. different sort of *crunch*.

      i have been using poppy seeds in my past three baking sessions. and consuming the results as well! :O

      but actually i am more peeved that i paid £3.50 for “blue” poppy seeds and the same amount of normal poppy seeds in Tesco only costs £1.20. hmph.

    7. I ate a sandwich from 7-11 and realized it looked like poopy seeds on the bun, I didn’t see poopy seeds on the ingriedents though

    8. I ate a sandwich from 7-11 and realized it looked like poopy seeds on the bun, I didn’t see poopy seeds on the ingriedents though

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