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    Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    Considering our recent theme of chocolate related threads, i thought this might be relevant.

    I purchased some smarties and I got thinking about the recent advert which advocates child shaking.
    He mentions all the colours of smarties without any artifical aditives etc.
    He doesn't mention blue!

    In my packs of smarties, I have not found any blue smarties, is this due to the controversy a few years ago about the aditives in blue smarties sending kids loopy, or is there something more sinister happening?

    /discuss!

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    i was told it was the additives in red smarties that sent kids loopy (but that was a few years back by an old chemistry teacher of mine...)

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    i believe it was the blue smarties that cause the hyperactivity, my lil bro suffered badly with it, - i used to kick the sh1t out him.... just kidding... honest. Funnily enough i actually commented on the hyperness the other day when i saw they advert.

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    I believe you are right it was the blue smarties . becouse I have red one,s in the smartie box in front of me.

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    yeah its the E133 additive in the blue smarties. Its banned in 11 countries and in the US its even listed on the US medical services as a potential cancer risk.

    I myself have been eating them for many moons without any negative seishiejemeos hei heh aioioeoe s,,s,s,s,s, !!!!!! jejej feelings.

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    which is now chucked in the bin, alas for there are no more smarties!

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    I don't know about additives in blue smarties, but did you know the red ones are coloured using crushed beetles... from wikipedia...
    "The insects are killed by immersion in hot water (after which they are dried) or by exposure to sunlight, steam, or the heat of an oven. Each method produces a different colour which results in the varied appearance of commercial cochineal. The insects must be dried to about 30 percent of their original body weight before they can be stored without decaying. It takes about 155,000 insects to make one kilogram of cochineal."
    Good advert for becoming a vegetarian eh?

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    I need moor becouse once you start you want moore, so give me moore

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    only 2 packs left!

    Chris

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    Damn those rappers, always taking the smarties

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    Blue is the colour................................!

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    From what I understand, Nestle have put in a policy which only allows natural flavouring and colouring to be put into their foods. There isn't a natural blue colouring so the blue smarties had to go.

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    Re: Blue smarties: what's the answer?

    couldn't they mix a load of natural colours to make the blue though?

    Ahh wait, primary colour, ho no!

    Wait, no it's not, in food/art it's yellow, red and green....

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