Hello candy lovers! Here are some facts about candies you wish you didn't know.
Peanut butter and chocolate can contain ammonia, a chemical that's also used in industrial cleaners.
The final step in making table sugar includes filtering and bleaching it with bone char derived from cows.
#3 Bright White Color
Lots of candies use titanium dioxide for a bright white color - but this chemical is also used in sunscreen and paint!
#4 Carnauba Wax
Gummy bears, Skittles and other gummy fruit snacks get their shiny exterior from carnauba wax, which is a key ingredient in car wax!
#5 Shiny Coat
Shellac, the coating that makes jelly beans and candy corn so shiny, is made from the secretions of an insect!
#6 White Chocolate
White chocolate is not actually chocolate, but i made up of cocoa fat, sugar and additives.
#7 Red Food Coloring
Red food coloring often uses carmine, which is composed of boiled, ground up cochineal insects!
Some gummy candies use carrageenan, a stabilizing agent made from seaweed!
If you thought all candy was vegetarian friendly, think again: lots of candy contains gelatin which is made from animal skin and bones.
#10 Vanilla Flavoring
Vanilla flavoring often comes from castoreum, an ingredient extracted from a sac near the anal gland of a beaver.