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Are You Turned Off by Brightly Colored Foods?

We just received a shockingly colored package of salt water taffy in the mail. While I think the candies' vibrantly colored flavors are fun to display, I'm not sure I want to know how any candy got to be that shade of blue or hot pink. How do you feel about foodstuffs with bright coloring?

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snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
onlysourcherry, i eat my m&ms exactly the same way!!!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I honestly have no idea what the fuss is about.
jelibeann jelibeann 7 years
good point about skittles and m&ms, which i love i saw that taffy and realized i had never seen taffy that bright before and was mildly concerned (it sure looks fun, though)...we have some out for guests where i work, but it's pastel,,,still artificially colored, so what difference does it make? it's delicious
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I don't mind them. The color doesn't draw me to the product and honestly, I tend to eat natural foods so I don't stress about treating myself.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
or m&ms! I like to line them up by color and then I eat the excess colors until there is a color equilibrium... haha
Sherellj Sherellj 7 years
The picture reminds me of Saltwater Taffy...MMMmm
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I hate taffy, but what about Skittles? Jelly beans? I love that kind of stuff. The color is part of the experience.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 7 years
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Not in candy, but I would never drink pink milk or anything weird like that.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
Food dyes are in almost everything; juice, baked goods, condiments (why does mustard need yellow 5?). I try to avoid as much artificially colored foods as I can without having to make everything myself. Natural food dyes like beet juice are alright but beet juice doesn't make things hot pink.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
I don't have a problem with coloring in things like candy and other novelty treats. However, in other foods it bugs me. It's why I make a lot of my own foods from scratch. Why does chocolate frosting need food coloring to make it look more chocolatey? Why does jam need artificial coloring?
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Once, I read something like "you should never eat anything blue that isn't a blueberry." And I don't! Bright food is fun to look at, though.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
oops I meant to vote NO! I like them! I'd eat them! I wouldn't eat it all the time or anything, but it's just candy. You know it's not "healthy" anyway. Have fun with it!
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