Everybody love chocolates especially the M&M's and that's true, but you should know that recently this chocolates face an issue about the coloring used by this candy. Better read the below article.

Here’s what you need to know:
  • The M&M’s factory was created in 1941.
  • The M&M’s are now sold in over 100 countries with 33 different fillings.
  • The M&M’s were created to allow soldiers to carry chocolate without it melting.
  • The two “M’s” are for Forrest E. Mars, Sr. and William F.R. Murrie, the son of Hershey chocolate’s president.
  • This partnership allowed Mars to use Hershey in their products.
  • Yes, and Hershey had control of chocolate at the time.
Harmful Ingredients Discovered in Candy
Here’s what you need to know – back in 1976, Red candies were banned due to people’s concern about the questionable dyes. FD&C Red #2was suspected to be a carcinogen. Red candies were then reintroduced in 1983. However, Mars is still urged by consumers to remove these dangerous artificial colors. The expert also say that these artificial colors have been referred to as “neurotoxic chemicals” by a petition as well as a press release from Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Note: you should also know that the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese experienced a similar petition urging them to remove dangerous Yellow #5and Yellow #6, which was supported by 350,000 signatures! The CSPI has recommended that warning labels listing the risks of the eight approved FD&C food colors should be a requirement for all products containing these dangerous ingredients.
The CSPI’s Dr. Jacobson said:
“The evidence that these petrochemicals worsen some children’s behavior is convincing. And, I really hope that the committee will advise the agency to both require warning notices and encourage companies voluntarily to switch to safer natural colorings.”
WHAT Are M&M’s Made of?
And now, we’re going to take look at the current ingredients listed on a bag of Original M&M’s:
Milk chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, skim milk, milkfat, lactose, soy lecithin, salt, artificial color), sugar, corn starch, >1% corn syrup, dextrin, artificial colors (Blue 1 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 1, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 2), gum acacia.


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