Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fruit snacks

Click here to find out What's really in your fruit snack?   It’s not fruit or certainly not much fruit. 

After learning that one child has a sensitivity to artificial dyes, especially red #40, and another one has a sensitivity to corn syrup, we don’t buy these any more.  We do not buy a lot of things now because I can’t risk having an accidental ingestion of the dyes.  Red dyes cause extreme anxiety, blue causes shortness of breath, yellow causes my husband to have asthma.  

Before learning of the corn syrup issue, I did find that the Mott’s brand of fruit snacks doesn’t have artificial colors but I think the first ingredient was corn syrup.  Would you let your child drink corn syrup straight?    

Reading labels is eye opening. 

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