Considering Halloween was just over a week ago, it’s likely that you may still have some candy left over from the spooky yet sweet holiday. But have you ever wondered what these supposed treats are actually made from? I mean, it won’t exactly be news to you that their ingredients aren’t, well, the most nutritious.
We’re all well aware that the level of saturated fats and sugar in these sorts of foods is frankly quite revolting when you put it all into perspective. And what you’re probably less aware of is the shocking process behind making gummy candies especially.
In fact, it’s so sickening that it might just rid you of your sweet tooth for good. Prepare to be in disbelief about what really goes on behind closed doors in candy factories across the country and how animal welfare is affected as a result.
Gelatine, a very thought-provoking short film produced by Over Eten, gives us a brilliant insight into how gummy candy is actually produced – and it is a process a lot of people are completely unaware of.
This is how gummy candy is really made:
The video is part of a series of eye-opening stories on sugar, potato chips, and pastries. We learn how gummy candy is made from the very outset; taken from a living pig and ending up as part of the end product. Yes, you heard right – gummy candy usually derives from pigs, and sometimes from cows.
Gelatine is a product obtained from partial hydrolysis of collagen which is found in natural sources such as the skin, connective tissue, and bones of animals. These parts of the pig are taken from slaughterhouses, boiled and broken down in vats of acid and is then flavored, colored and packaged into a delicious-looking candy.