Monday, December 12, 2016

Product Shout Out

Alternative to artifical dyes

I'm not one to advertise. I'm not even good at advertising my own books. But I am so excited about this product! I've been waiting for someone to come up with a good alternative to artificial dyes in food coloring.

I tried my own. I've tried steeping red onion leaves and beets and I've only succeeded in making a mess and some very questionable beige and brownish green colors. Cringing all the while, I've had to resort to the artificial dyes come Christmas or Easter. But this Christmas, a happy little surprise was sitting on the shelf at Meijer.

This was the final result. I was a little worried as I started mixing my colors together that they were going to be that weird and faded brownish tint, but for some reason these colors get brighter the longer they sit. The green turned out perfectly and the red ended up a hot pink, which I'll take! The package contains the three primary colors, red, blue and yellow, and you mix them together to get other colors (instructions are included.)You can find this product on Amazon here. Please note this is an affiliate link and also that Amazon is a little steep in price (though I probably would have paid that much!) I believe I paid around $7 at Meijer for the same product. Also note I was not asked to use or review this product, I am only posting about it because I found it and loved it!

Let's reward McCormick for coming up with this product and giving us an alternative to dyes, which are suspected of causing health issues for many people. (Read this article from Eating Well for more info.)I'm thankful that they have allowed me to better stick to my "only God-made food" policy!

What do you think? Have you tried these? What was your result? How do you feel about having an alternative to food dyes? Let me know in the comments!

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