This Video Of How Gummy Sweets Are Made Will Haunt You (Warning: It's GROSS)
If you are anything like us, you have spent the best part of Christmas eating all the sweets you could lay your hands on.
And by now, you feel a little yucked out – and possibly also as if you really need to do something about that sugar addiction you have been developing over the past few weeks.
Well, mamas, this lil' video will take care of that, we think.
You know gummy sweets? Those delicious, little moreish bears, or bottles or worms or whatever they are shaped as (not that the shape matters, we'll eat them regardless). Well, some thief-of-joy just made a documentary about how these are actually made, and – take our word for it – you are never going to want to eat them ever again.
For those of you still blissfully unaware, gummy sweets are not made of just sugar and food colouring. Nope. Gummy sweets uses gelatin, and gelatin, my friends, is a protein obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. In other words; YUM.
But of you want to look at it from a slightly brighter perspective, there is nothing like a little boiled animal skin to make you want to kick-start that new health regime, though, no?