Where to see the composition of candy If the
candy is sold on the occasion, the composition can be found on the box in which the products went to retail sale, or on the box, in the which candy is on a supermarket shelf. But sometimes sellers don’t place a sticker with a list of ingredients and calorie data on the box.
In the case where the composition is not present on the packages and candy brands, the buyer may ask the seller to provide this information, as well as the Rostest certificate (quality certificate).
If you notice the lack of composition on the packaging already when you bought candy and brought them home, you can go to the official website of the manufacturer and find all the information you are interested in there. It is also possible to call a hotline – it usually has big manufacturers.
Why it is worth paying attention to the composition
People concerned about their health increasingly pay attention to the quality and composition of food products they acquire. After all, manufacturers often bet on an attractive taste, especially when it comes to candy, and include harmful components.
The most dangerous ingredients found in candy are trans fats, spreads, palm oil, sugar substitutes, dyes, preservatives, emulsifiers. It also happens that manufacturers do not indicate the presence of harmful additives in the composition or call them somehow differently, or indicate the full composition only on the boxes coming to the store, and on the fantiques – abbreviated. So even if you have carefully studied the composition of candy, there is no 100% guarantee that everything is exactly as written. It
is possible to verify the composition of the purchased sweets only by giving them for examination in the chemical laboratory. Of course, hardly anyone will be constantly engaged in this, usually the analysis is carried out only in case of poisoning. Therefore, it is best to insure yourself and buy products from well-established manufacturers and brands of which you are confident.
Also pay attention to shelf life – the bigger it is, the more the sweets contain preservatives. For candy, the optimal shelf life is not longer than three months. Avoid trans fats, palm oil and sugar substitutes. Keep in mind that the expensive price does not yet guarantee a safe composition.