This one’s for the peanut lovers


Did you know that for the low low price of $1,530 USD you can purchase half a kilogram of “analytical standard” peanut butter from a chemical distributor? [1] Sigma-Aldrich needs to provide a safety data sheet (SDS) for all the compounds they sell. This SDS provides, among other things, safe handling instructions for whatever chemical you just bought. Since no one gets payed enough to write a detailed SDS for peanut butter, they just copy-pasted a generic, non-specific data sheet to hilarious results [2]. If [peanut butter] on skin take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. If [peanut butter] inhaled After inhalation: fresh air If [peanut butter] swallowed make victim drink water (two glasses at most). Consult doctor if feeling unwell. 

That last one borders on real advice. I used to live with a dude who ate the brown stuff so fast he routinely semi-asphyxiated. 

Anyways this got me thinking: how expensive would it be to order a PB&J from a chemical distributor? Peanut Butter - $1530 Bread (2 slices) - $480 [3] Grape Jelly* - $250 [4,5]
 TOTAL - $2260 * I couldn’t find an analytical standard grape jelly so I settled for cold water fish skin gelatin and the most common artificial grape flavoring agent, methyl 2-aminobenzoate 
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