Why are Swedish Fish just so good?Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 by Jon
â€œGreen or red, good night, remember,
Green is best, of all the flavours,
go ahead it’s only water,
I love my swedish fishâ€ ~ Veruca Salt, â€œSwedish Fishâ€
According to answers.com carnauba wax â€“ a product used by car lovers â€“ is what gives Swedish fish their â€œunique texture.â€ After getting over the initial shock of eating car wax, I looked up carnauba wax and found out it was truly safe to ingest after all â€“ well at least GRAS.
According to the Whole Foods Market Web site, â€œCarnauba wax is a GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) substance obtained from the leaves and buds of the Brazilian “Tree of Life” (Copernica Cerifera), also known as the wax palm.â€ The site explained other edible uses of carnauba wax – a formulation aid, lubricant, release agent, and surface finishing agent in baked foods and mixes, chewing gum, confections, frostings, fresh fruits and juices, gravies, sauces, processed fruits and juices and soft candy.
For more information,Originalswedishfish.com is a haven for Swedish fish lovers. On this site, one can read a short history of the candy delight as well as download wallpapers, screensavers and even an AIM buddy icons.
This posting is courtesy of Katie Schmitt AKA Kandy Katie