@PocketBrain I’m not so sure about that. Ingredients for heart-shaped chalk: sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, gums, coloring, and flavoring. It doesn’t quite qualify as “food” but probably won’t kill you.
Candy corn ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, salt, dextrose, gelatin, sesame oil, artificial flavor, honey, yellow 6, yellow 5, and red 3, with a covering of “confectioner’s glaze” - otherwise known as shellac. Red #3 is a known carcinogen and Yellow #6 is known to cause hyperactivity in children. This is what you give out at Halloween if you hate kids.
Red 3 is banned in the UK, to one baker’s horror; he was using sprinkles imported from the US, and the red ones got noticed. He says that the English and EU sprinkles are just not good enough, so he’s doing without.
@rockblossom “coloring” meaning…?
I’m not sure I like that ambiguity, considering the listed side-effects of specific colorings.
Also, hyperactivity in children can have the hilarious side-effect of causing fatigue in their corresponding adults. If that’s the sort of thing you’re going for.
@PocketBrain Yeah. I was thinking about the lightly colored (veg dyed) hearts. I just looked up the ingredients list for the Brach’s, and it’s a cancer/hyperactive chemical stew. So those probably are the worst.
So maybe “good” candy to the polite kids accompanied by a responsible adult and Yellow#6 candies to the others?