The tagline says “Bubbles you can eat”.
I’m shocked. In fact, I’m shocked enough to pick up the package to look a little closer. This bag of Candylicious Bubbles came in a cherry flavour with notations that it’s safety tested and kid approved.
The idea? A bubble and wand are included and all you have to do is blow bubbles, catch them, and eat them.
Now, let me see…I’m no scientist but the last time I checked certain ingredients are needed to make bubbles. Would I really want my child to ingest those ingredients? Wait, what ingredients are in this pack of Candylicious Bubbles?
Ah, here they are:
There’s water, contains 2% or less of: sodium lauryl sulfate, xanthan gum, carboxymethycellulose, salt, sucralose (artificial sweetener), artificial cherry flavour, sodium benzoate (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative).
So, how many of those ingredients would I really want my child to ingest? The fact that water is the first ingredient is a great start but it seems to all go downhill from there. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a key ingredient in many soaps and detergents and it isn’t without controversy. For that reason alone I’d be extra cautious about this product.
I find this Candylicious Bubbles product to be incredibly confusing. On the one hand it tells me I can eat the bubbles, but check out the information at the back of the packaging:
I’ll let you decide what you want from this.
Interestingly enough, it also comes with a Nutrition Facts label.
As a potential science experiment, I think this Candylicious Bubbles product would be fascinating for children to explore and learn about how bubbles are formed. I haven’t tested the product so I can’t say for sure but my guess is that it likely has a cherry scent to accompany the flavour.
Would I actually let my child eat the bubbles?
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