Tic Tac: more artificial colors

July 24, 2011 |

Tic Tac Fruit Adventure is artificially flavored mints; net weight 1 OZ, (29 g) containing 1.9 calories from sugar per mint. Made in Canada for exclusive distribution by Ferrero USA Inc.

DyeDiet Diesn’t Buy It!

Tic Tac mints: Risk, Nutrition and Dye Content
Tic Tac mints: Risk, Nutrition and Dye Content

 Unlike recently reviewed Tic Tac Orange this time TWO more nutritional ingredients are present:

  • Dried green apple and
  • Dried acerola extract.

This is GOOD but NOT enough.  Due to a variety of artificial colors added the Fruit Adventure is still a candy of high risk, DDFI ~ 2.3 and low nutritional value, DDNF ~ 0.3. Interestingly, combined amount of all artificial colors per container of 60 mints, 7 mg, was found exactly the same as overall content of Yellow 6 food dye detected previously in Tic Tac Orange. With the DyeDiet’s help it is easier for you to control your food dyes exposure or to fully avoid them (see Feingold Association’s document Behavior, Learning and Health: The Dietary Connection).

As always, DyeDiet standpoint is that real fruits are better than any fake fruit candy. But the freedom of choice is YOURS!

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Category: Candy, Food Dyes Exposure

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