No, this isn’t a post about candy with bugs in it – well, not like you think anyway. Over at Instructables, a user named oskay has posted a tutorial called “How to eat fewer insects” that shows you how to tell if your candy has bug ingredients in it. It’s pretty startling if you have never heard of this before. Some ingredients in candy are actually made from insects!
The tutorial shows you what ingredients are actually bugs and how to spot them. He uses many common candies like Nerds and Good N Plenty to illustrate his point. Carmine and many “glazes” are actually made from bugs and they are used in many candies. Yes, it’s creepy to think that I’ve been eating bug parts all these years, but is it going to change my candy-eating habits? Nope. Bring on the bugs!
- How to eat fewer insects (Thanks, Dan!)