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May 2, 2017

The View Behind the Hue


At Surf Sweets, we’re proud of the fact that we use no artificial colors in our products. Natural alternatives, like black carrot juice, provide a safe alternative to dyes like red 40, while giving our candies a deliciously natural red hue.

Artificial colors on the other hand, are primarily made from coal-tar derivatives. And as unappetizing as that sounds, there’s a much larger issue at stake. A recent study by British medical journal The Lancet, showed that artificial colors and preservatives increased hyperactivity and decreased attention span in a wide range of children.

Studies like this have inspired a number of food and candy manufacturers in Europe to remove artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from their products. Closer to home, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a paper which suggested removing artificial colors and preservatives from the diets of children experiencing ADHD behaviors.

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