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Trick or Treat!

Both types of M&Ms in this picture are dyed with natural colors!

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The candy on the left is sold in Europe, where Mars and other candy companies have reformulated their products with mostly natural dyes to look almost like the synthetically-dyed originals. Europe requires health warnings on most candy with synthetic dyes. (Blue 1 is not included in the warning, so the blue candies on the left are the only ones in the picture that are not naturally dyed.)

The candy on the right is a M&M’s peanut candy with colors from all-natural sources, a new product being made available in the United States. 

Want to see more alternatives to synthetic dyes? Read our Halloween Tips for more ideas.

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