There are a few things that multiple generations share and love, one of those things being some classic candies. But there’s one candy in particular that should stop being produced due to the horrifying ingredients.
The oh so delicious candy that has everyone gasping has the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Any guesses? Reese’s peanut butter cups, you got it!
Creamy chocolate outside, peanut buttery inside is perfection, but you may want to know what you are putting in your body.
These little treats that come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the holiday, are made of terrifying ingredients that will make you second guess taking another bite.
The ingredients are found to be, “Milk chocolate, (milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, no fat milk, milk fat, lactose, soy lecithin, PGPR), peanuts, sugar dextrose, salt, TBGQ and citric acid.”
Now which of those ingredients stand out to you? Maybe the ones that sound like they shouldn’t be in a piece of candy?
Lets start with soy lecithin. It is made from the “extraction of cottonseed, marine sources, milk, rapeseed, soybeans, and sunflower. And is a liquid most often.”
It was created to help dissolve oils that don’t mix well with water in medicines, processed foods, and supplements. Soy lecithin makes liquids smooth and flow together well, therefore making all products uniform in shape, size, and texture.
Next lets talk about PGPR, which is short for polyglycerol polyricinoleate. It’s made from glycerol and fatty acids. This product combined with the lecithin make for an ideal viscosity of the chocolate coating for the peanut butter cups. PGPR makes the candy making process more efficient, because it chemically alters the ingredients to cut down on time.
Lastly lets talk about TBHQ, which stands for tertiary butylhdroquinone. This products comes from petroleum. TBHQ is added to the candy to preserve self-life.
Research has shown that, “TBHQ can damage the lungs and umbilical cells in humans. It can also cause stomach cancer. Children who are exposed to this chemical may show anxiety, restlessness and intensified ADHD symptoms.”
Unfortunately, this classic candy that so many love is not the wisest thing to consume. There are too many variables that could go wrong when you put this in your body. There are alternative candies that are organic and just as delicious.
Choose the sweet treat that doesn’t cause harm to you and your loved ones. Please share this to warn people of the dangers of Reese’s peanut butter cups!