5 Things You Own That Contain Animal Byproducts

5.  Red candy

Red candy

The red powder used as an all encompassing dye in red foods, such as candy, ice cream, and yogurt, contain dried red cochineal beetles. Previously, the powder substance passed under the radar as being “artificial coloring,” but is still known to be in foods today. The coating that is used to coat most candy contains “edible shellac,” which is also known as confectioners glaze. This is made from excretions of female lady bugs.