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Are Sour Gummy Worms bad for you?

Last Updated: 1st April, 2021

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Gummy candies like gummy bears or gummy worms and sour flavored candies like sour skittles, lemon heads, fruit chews, war heads, sour spray, Wonka fun dip powder are bad for your teeth. Xylitol is a natural sugar but the bacteria they can't use it so it doesn't hurt your teeth, he said.

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Similarly, you may ask, are gummy worms bad for you?

Gummies, they do a body good. Well, technically they don't usually have much fat, if any at all, and the gelatin does contain some protein. But one can't exactly argue that traditional gummies and their often high sugar content are “good” for you.

Similarly, what are the ingredients in sour gummy worms? The main ingredients in Trolli Gummy Worms are corn syrup, sugar, citric acid and lactic acid. Secondary ingredients in Trolli Mini Sour Brite Gummy Worms are gelatin, fumaric acid, natural and artificial flavor and artificial color -- yellow 5, blue 1, red 40, yellow 6 and titanium dioxide.

Accordingly, do sour gummy worms go bad?

They do, but because this a gel gummy type food, the expiration date is a year away or more. Even if you hit the expiration date, I'm sure the gummies would just be harder to chew or slightly stale and not actually rotten or bad.

How sour gummy worms are made?

Sanding Sugar The worms are them immediately dropped into a rotating drum containing sour sugar crystals. Note: to create these crystals (aka "sour sanding sugar"), table sugar (sucrose) is dissolved in water and mixed with citric acid and tartaric acid before being heated to near-boiling temperatures.

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