Why are Swedish Fish just so good?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 by Jon

“Green or red, good night, remember,
Green is best, of all the flavours,
go ahead it’s only water,
I love my swedish fish” ~ Veruca Salt, “Swedish Fish”

According to answers.com carnauba wax – a product used by car lovers – is what gives Swedish fish their “unique texture.” 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 – well at least GRAS.

According to the Whole Foods Market Web site, “Carnauba 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.” 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

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3 Responses to “Why are Swedish Fish just so good?”

  1. Chet says:

    Hi my Name is Chet and i was woundering if you could e-mail me some more stuff about candy like why it taste so good and who made the first bag of candy and what candy was first created and how and if you could give me somee candy recipes so i can make some for my class. thank you and please answer my questions thank you and good bye

  2. Robin says:

    how did “swedish fish” get their name?

  3. [...] I bet you thought Carnauba wax was just used to make your car look nice. It is also used to make Swedish Fish yummy! [...]

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