Umm tasty jelly babies: they are sweet and a tasty candy snack but do you know what gives it that shine? Well the shiny coating is made from the feces of the female lac beetle which is called Shellac… does this scary fact sound appetizing now?
Carmine, which is a vibrant red food colourant which is made up of crushed abdomen of the female Dactylopius coccus, a beetle-like African insect. Eating bug juice is one of the disgusting things ever, and it also poses an ethical issue for some vegetarians and vegans. This colouring can be found in red coloured candies and juices…read more