Oh the beauty of childhood. A time of endless exploration, ignorant bliss, and a never-ending desire to inhale the entire candy store.
As adults, we all know the dangers of such treats, both for our waistlines and our longevity. But, every now and then, a childhood treat makes an appearance, and sometimes, we simply can’t resist. The video below might solve that problem, if you have it.
If gummy bears, peach rings and gummy worms were among your favorite sweet treats as a kid, and perhaps even now, it may be hard for you to watch how they’re actually made.
While you may have come across a vegetarian friend or two who has turned down a fruit snack or cup of jello because such products are made with gelatin, which is a gelling agent created by way of animal skin and bones, the knowledge alone may not be enough to keep you from noshing on the treat yourself.
Thankfully, a Belgian filmmaker Alina Kneepkens is out to change that. Having created a horrifying short film that shows in intense detail the way in which gummy candies are made. Kneepkens begins the footage in reverse, by showing what we’ve all come to know and love as a finished gummy candy right before we pop it into our mouths and enjoy the sweet sensation of processed sugar going down the hatch. As the footage unrolls, the viewer soon comes to discover the candy’s gory inception.