Or maybe not aluminum, (see below) but definitely not food.
Popular lemonade brand under Kraft Heinz, Country Time, is “taking a stand for lemonade stands” and pledging to help kids cover the costs of city permits when young kids end up getting their lemonade stands shut down and fined.
Kids across the country are getting busted for operating lemonade stands without a permit. We’re taking the lead to #SaveLemonadeStands by paying for kids’ fines + permits this year. For every RT this gets we’ll donate $1 (up to $500,000) to help kids next year + beyond.
— CountryTime (@CountryTime) June 7, 2018
“Country Time” is not lemonade. WTF is the author thinking. Lemonade is made from lemons. And the last time I tasted this stuff it was awful, not even a rough approximation to the real thing.
Country Time ingredients (from amazon.com): Sugar, Fructose, Citric Acid, contains less that 2% of maltodextrin, natural flavor, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium citrate, magnesium oxide, calcium fumarate, soy lecithin, artificial color, yellow 5 lake, tocopherol (preserves freshness).
Substance Name: FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake
In industrial production of colorants, the term “lake” is applied to pigments or dyes that are precipitated with metal salts such as aluminum, calcium, barium, or others. Most lake pigments are synthetically produced from coal tar or petroleum.
I’ve been trying to determine whether FD&C yellow #5 lake is precipitated with an aluminum salt or a sodium salt or or something else. There seem to be variations in the formulation, which in a sense is even more disturbing.
Let me put it this way: taxpayers deserve to have federal food standards that don’t subject nonconsenting children to needless dangers. But I know that’s not going to happen.
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