I’ll bet you all that everyone at least once in their lifetime had a desire to eat a whole candy store. Regardless that we are all aware of the dangers of such pleasure every now and then we simply cannot resist when a gummy candy appears.
While you watching this video, you will probably make a long face at the very real and graphic insight. As soon as you find out that those delicious candies are just a mixture of chopped animal remains, tones of sugars and boiled chemicals you will never feel the same about them.
Just in case you didn’t know, all types of jello including gummy candies are made with gelatin – gelling agent created by way of animal bones and skin.
This may not be enough to keep you away from these products. But luckily, a Belgian filmmaker Alina Kneepkens has a way to change that. She created shocking short film that shows in implausible detail the way in which gummy candies are made.
Of course that you have options. Some candies are made with vegan gelatin substitutes, like agar, which is the most popular substitute for gelatin obtained from algae.
“I got the assignment to direct some reversed audiovisual stories showing the production of some of our food. I saw quite a few slaughter houses and examples of both industrial and artisan food production. A true eye opener,” Kneepkens states on her website regarding the grim yet eye-opening video series. “‘Jelly’ is candy. But only a few people know they’re made of gelatin from the skin of pigs. Sweet?” she adds.