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Real, actual Swedish Fish! From Sweden!
Ok, they're not actually from Sweden. They *are* made by a company headquartered in Sweden though... but they're made in Hamilton Ontario for the North American market.
But who cares who makes them and where. Let's care about HOW they're made and just what in the hell is in them!
First of all, Swedish Fish are a 100% fat free fish. Er, candy. Which is weird, but true. How can a candy not contain any fat? Well they just don't. Tons of sugar but no fat.
They're mostly sugar. They also contain invert sugar, a combination of glucose and fructose. According to Wikipedia, invert sugar is important in Swedish Fish due to its ability to retain moisture.
They also have Red #40, Yellow #6, Yellow #5 and Blue #1, so you get your daily dose of artificial flavors.
What's really messed up though is that they contain CARNUBA WAX! I mean what in the hell they thinking? Carnuba Wax, the same thing that you use to make your car nice and shiny!?
Oh wait... carnauba wax... heh... we read that wrong. Carnauba wax comes from the carnauba palm tree and is totally natural. Carry on people, eat those fish!
After all, they're totally delicious.
Eat up that invert sugar, corn starch, red #40 and citric acid! Yum!