When we were kids, the visit to the candy store was a real treat and special occasion. Now, when we`re all grown up, we know how the candies affects our health and waistline. Still, when we see a gummy candy, we can`t resist. If you are having the same problem, watch the video at the end of the article, it may solve your problem.
The video is hard to watch because it`s very graphic and disturbing, but it is the real truth about the production process of gummy candies. They, along with all types of jello products, are made from gelatin, the gelling agent which comes from animal skin and bones.
Alina Kneepkens, a Belgian filmmaker made a video which shows the horrifying truth about the process of making gummies.
On the other hand, you can find some gummy candies made with vegan gelatin substitute, obtained from algae.
While watching the video, the graphic realization will disturb you, that the delicious candies you`ve been eating your whole life are a mixture of chopped animal remains, tons of sugar and chemical, boiled all together.
As Kneepkens says: “I was assigned to direct some audiovisual stories showing the production process of some of the food we consume. During the making of the video, I went to quite a few slaughter houses, and saw many examples of industrial and artisan food production. The whole thing was a real eye opener. Most people are unaware that the gelatin in their candies is made from pigs` skin. How sweet is that?”