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Old 08-23-2002, 12:00 PM
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food coloring question (bath salts)

Does red food coloring stain skin? Are there any food colorings not safe to use?
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Old 08-23-2002, 06:51 PM
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I have never had any problems using normal food colorings, staining or otherwise. Use in small amounts at a time until you get the color you want. I know that too much will give off a slight tint, but your bath salts would have to be almost the color of the food coloring to begin with. A little goes a long way
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Old 08-24-2002, 01:34 PM
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Red food colouring, yes it will stain, as will the other colours, but they will also come out with washing a few times! Hugs..Jacquie
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Old 08-24-2002, 01:47 PM
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Red food colouring, yes it will stain, as will the other colours, but they will also come out with washing a few times! Hugs..Jacquie
I am talking about staining skin. Not clothing... does it stain skin?
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Old 08-24-2002, 01:49 PM
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I didn't notice at first, that you were talking about bath salts, sorry about that! lol...but, if you should get food colouring spilled onto your skin straight from the bottle, it will stain your skin....so sorry for my confusion! Hugs..Jacquie ;-)
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Old 08-24-2002, 04:21 PM
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This isn't exactly an answer to your question, but something I want to share about my experience...My dd and I were making chocolate covered pretzels for Christmas, we were using white bark chocolate and colored one dish red one green. The wierdest thing happened...The green kept the same consistency and worked great but the red got hard like frosting. I tried it a few more times to see if it was a fluke...& each time the same thing! I started to remember what everyone says about red colors in food and thought twice!
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I started to remember what everyone says about red colors in food and thought twice!
What have people said about red food coloring in food?
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Old 08-25-2002, 12:07 PM
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Dear Domestic:
I remember always hearing as I was growing up about the red colorings and dyes and that they aren't good for you. I don't remember any specific news shows though.
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The chocolate getting hard may have really just been from the liquid dye causing the chocolate to "sieze" up. Anytime you add water/liquid to chocolate it will get that hard consistency. I think you have to add a little oil or crisco to get it to come back. Can't remember though! I called the Nestle's 800 number once when our choc did the same thing and they gave me assistance. Now you can probably check the website!

I know some children have a reaction to red dye, but you could probably find a lot more info with a search. I think most times it's a behavioral reaction. My niece has trouble w/it and avoids it like the plague!
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