This is really sickening…
Jell-O’s Chocolate Instant Pudding Ingredients:
Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Disodium Phosphate, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Salt, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Artificial Color, BHA (Preservative).
I’m not surprised anymore…I’m just mad. Mad companies make and sell this garbage knowing the harmful effects of these ingredients, mad the FDA still finds these additives acceptable, and mad that all of my rants (and thousands of other health bloggers) will not change this anytime soon.
It’s chocolate pudding for crying out loud, why do they need to add Red 40 and Yellow 5?? Both are KNOWN CARCINOGENS…Carcinogens are cancer causing substances. On top of those two there’s Blue 1 and the addition of “artificial color”. I’m doing all I can to get rid of food dyes — signing petitions, writing letters, and I’ve had countless discussion to inform others around me. Please, please, please stop spending money on products with food dyes. That is the only way to send the message to these companies!
“Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, also called sodium pyrophosphate or tetrasodium phosphate, is a slightly toxic and mildly irritating colorless transparent crystalline chemical compound with the formula Na4P2O7.” -www.goodguide.com
BHT & BHA are preservatives added to keep fats from going rancid, but are possibly linked to cancer and behavioral problems. This preservative is also common in cereals, bars, gum, make-up and lotions. There have not been enough studies to show whether it is safe, so to be safe keep it out of your food!
How about we all say goodbye to store bought pudding….deal? Instead, make your own instant pudding mix. I did a quick search online and found several recipes for you to make and store, so you do not have to buy the boxed stuff anymore!
HOMEMADE INSTANT CHOCOLATE PUDDING MIX:
- A homemade version of chocolate pudding mix contains only FIVE ingredients — powdered milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt.
- Look for non-gmo cornstarch, and a good quality cocoa.
Here are two links to recipes: