Skittles annual sales topped $185 million in 2017, but what’s actually inside the chewy candy that’s one of the most popular non-chocolate candies in the U.S.? From Red 40 to titanium dioxide, which is banned in the EU, Skittles includes ingredients that some might find controversial.
A food scientist explains Skittles ingredients, showing how they get their chewiness, if common food dyes are bad for you and how it all works together.
0:00 Meet Bruno, a food scientist
0:25 Skittle’s chewy base
3:11 Skittle colors
4:09 The shiny outer shell
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