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Before & After of Popular Products You Buy



Coca-Cola sells more than 1.9 billion servings each day in 200 different countries, and yet before production, it doesn’t look anything like the drink we buy in the store. There are many iconic products made from ingredients that we might have never thought about. For example, nail polish is just a piece of cotton-like substance before processing.


We at TRIG love to investigate and find the truth behind the most asked questions and this time we decided to share with you what we found out about some products that most of us have at home.

1. Water bottle gallon jug



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Plastic bottles are a lot easier to handle and safer than glass ones. They are more break-resistant too. That’s why most liquids, like sodas and water, are sold in plastic bottles.

There are a few types of plastic that manufacturers use to make bottles. However, they are not exactly made in the size we buy at the store. Even the gallon jug bottles start off as small tubes that are later heat inflated and shaped into the jugs we know.



2. Chewing gum



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People in many different parts of the world used to chew different types of aromatic substances as a type of freshener or to cope with their thirst. Some of these were beeswax, aromatic twigs, and tree resin.

Today, the modern chewing gum is made of a natural latex-like chicle extracted from trees. A few of the ones used for gum are jelutong, pine rosin, or gutta-percha. The first form is a liquid that looks something like milk.

3. Brooms



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People around the world buy about 1 million plastic bottles per minute, and this is a very concerning number since it’s very bad for the planet. That’s why finding a useful and practical way to repurpose the plastic after use is important.

Now, while there are many different types of brooms, there is one that uses recycled plastic bottles. Actually, it’s a creative way to repurpose plastic and help save the environment.

4. Nutmeg



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Nutmeg is a very strong-flavored spice that many different cuisines use. Some dishes are even unrecognizable without it. Even a simple dish like pasta might seem different without it. However, the nutmeg we usually buy looks a lot different before it hits the stores.

This nut is native to the Spice Islands and East Indies tropical islands. It grows on trees, the seed is sealed in a shell, and the seed itself in a red aril. Once ripe, the outer shell cracks open and falls down on the ground or it gets pried open, and the aril gets cut off too.

5. Potato chips



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Potato chips are one of the most popular snacks. The best part is that they come in many different flavors. However, while they might seem like potato slices, they are not. To make potato chips, most companies make a mix of water, potato flakes, and corn starch.

Afterward, the mix is pressed into a dough and with a shape mold chips are cut out from it. The next process is frying them, which lasts about 11 seconds. After the excess oil gets drained they are seasoned with spices, packed, and delivered to stores.

6. Mirror



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Mirrors have been around for 8,000 years, and today it seems like we can’t live without one. While they didn’t have the good optics we have today, it was pretty good for that time.

Today the method for making a mirror is pretty simple. The base that is used to make them is a regular sheet of glass. Then there are different types of reflective coatings that are applied. This is because one of the coats can’t stick directly to the glass but it needs help from the others.

7. Nail polish



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While many other types of cosmetics have a long history and date back thousands of years, this is not the same story for nail polish. It’s actually a modern invention from the 20th century. In ancient Egypt, they used henna for dying their fingernails and this is definitely not the same as the products we use today.

Most companies use different types of ingredients and chemicals to make nail polish. One of these ingredients is the same for everyone: nitrocellulose. This ingredient is actually liquid but it’s mixed with almost microscopic cotton fragments.


8. Coca-Cola



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Coca-Cola is one of the most popular drinks in the world and this is probably due to its signature taste. In fact, the original recipe that gives it that signature taste is only known to 2 people who aren’t allowed to travel together, and the recipe itself is kept in a secure vault.

We know of one ingredient — the one that gives the drink caffeine — the kola nut. In fact, it’s one of the ingredients that the drink is named after. This nut is from West Africa, and the cultivation has been happening across many civilizations. In Europe, it was introduced around 1,500 and by the 19th century, many products started using it.


Which of these products surprised you the most? What type of soda do you buy the most? Do you know of any other product that is not the same before production?

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