Do you know that according to the Wikipedia, “nerd” is a person, typically described as being overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired? This is one thing. As the second meaning, “nerd” is a form of candy that is essentially small irregularly-shaped bits of sugar crystal which are covered with a thin candy-coating. Yes, coating… This is exactly when you have to be very careful about what the coating exactly is. Well, it is like a chemical pollution or waste from a small chemical plant. It’s unclear if the candy was intended for those who are socially and intellectually impaired or it was designed to make YOU socially and intellectually impaired. Take a look and decide for yourself. But I can’t eat this stuff….
DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!
First of all, there is no even a smell of watermelon or a wild cherry in the candy. Instead, you will have at least 4 xenobiotic chemicals that are ready to terrorize your body:
These are food additives to avoid. They are represented by red segments in the above health risk and nutrition diagram. Two benign (yellow segments) and three nutritional (green) food additives are not of concern. All you need is to control your sugar intake.
Artificial color content of Red 40 and Yellow 5 was found 25 mg of each synthetic dye per package. They typically add lower amounts of Blue 1 because this artificial colorant is more intense, so we found its content was 5 mg per package. While the amounts may seem small, it may be enough to trigger ADHD, a neurological disorder in which brain functioning is involved. Please read the CSPI document for more detail Diet, ADHD and Behavior. Also, you may want to read this excellent article: Food Dyes and Hyperactivity in ADHD Children. And this is what happens in extreme cases when too much Blue 1 is introduced in a human’s diet: Blue colon at autopsy.
By choosing Wonka Frosty Nerds candies you will expose yourself or your loved ones to high health risks of DDFI = 33/11 = 3 and you will receive humiliating nutritional value of DDNF = 11/40 ~ 0.3. In my opinion, anyone who does pay respect to him or herself will look for something better…
Bottom line. When Holiday season you have to be even more vigilant than normal in order to avoid many chemical additives that food companies aggressively sell to you year-round. Instead of Wonka Frosty Nerds consider buying perfectly safe Liberty Orchards candy. Also, dried fruit, if not colored with an artificial color, should be a superior choice for you and your children. Have a healthy holiday season!