I was reading Lyssa's blog and I feel like a fool. Apparently "carmine", which is ground up female beetles, colors up many of our foods and candies on the market. I have eaten beetles before. Many times. This disturbs me. In this article, which is a year or more old, it explains some of it.
I checked my yogurt and it is ok, thankfully. I have a package of Nerds though, that has the beetles in it.
I announced it to the kids.
My Oldest screamed.
"Why did you tell us!"
"What, do you want to eat beetles?!"
"No, but if I didn't know, I guess I wouldn't care! Now I will never eat candy again!"
That was exactly my motive. Yes.
They are not going to touch those Nerds now.
I feel like we have all been on a Fear Factor undercover. Willy Wonka will pay for this.