In the swedish army we have a standard issue lipbalm, and the rumour is you can eat it if you're ever in deep trouble and have no food. (apparently it contains some stuff that's good for you)
Thing is, everyone *knows* it, but noone has tried it..
So one night I hadn't slept in 2 days and I was on guard seeing double with a mate...
and I start thinking "I wonder if it's true.." while applying my lipbalm to my battered foot (it's not really *just* lipbalm. It's some sort of skincare product for messed up skin in the shape and feel of lipbalm- You usually break off a piece and apply it to your skin so you can use the stick on your mouth again later.).
So I take a great big bite out of the stuff, chew it and swallow.
now, like tofu, it's perfectly safe to eat, I didn't suffer a bit from it... but the taste was vile.. it had the taste and feel of a wax candle.
Lots of things are safe to eat... many things that I wouldn't even want to sniff are safe to eat.
thanks, everyone...i actually *love* tofu (it's much, much better than, say, lip balm...) it's just that lately i've been unable to eat anything fermented and i've heard people say that it is and others say it isn't.