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I have a teen daughter who is deathly allergic to RED DYE. However, she loves many candies with RED DYE in them. Has anyone ever tried to recreate some of the candies and just leave the dye out?

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Asked by menmygirlsx2 at 3:19 PM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Soy candles maybe?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • If you're talking hard candy, there is a good recipe out there and it's easy to make. You'll need 3 3/4 c. white sugar, 1 1/2 c. light corn syrup, 1 c. water and 1 tsp. desired flavoring (I buy LorAnn flavor oils and use 1/2 tsp. or 1 tsp. of any extract. The only thing you have to watch is that some extracts have dyes). Combine all the ingredients but the flavoring in a heavy sauceepan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Continue to boil until the temp reaches 310 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat, add flavoring. Pour out onto a pan lined with heavy aluminum foil and sprinkled with powdered sugar OR drop by small spoonfuls onto the foil You can also buy hard candy molds (eBay, Walmart, etc) and carefully pour the hot mixture into the molds. Let set until hard.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 3:37 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • You can also make salt water taffy without dye.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 3:38 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Dye free advocate group with tons of rescorces! "Do your candies contain any dyes or artificial colors like Red #40? Absolutely not. We do not carry any products that contain synthetic dyes or artificial colors. All the colorings used in the candies we carry are derived from fruits, vegetables, and other plant sources."


    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:20 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Check out your local organic store.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

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