Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Metallic Dragées


Dipped Silver French Dragées Longuettes with Almonds
Dipped Gold French Dragées Longuettes Almonds
Silver/Gold Foil Jordan Almonds

From Wikipedia:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers the metallic-finish dragées to be inedible, and are sold with a notice that they are for decorative purposes only. Early in the 20th century, the silver finish may have contained mercury (it does not now). The sale of these dragées was banned for some time. Although the metallic-finish dragées can be purchased in 49 U.S. states, they are no longer sold in California due to a 2003 lawsuit against several sellers.[2] However in other countries (including the United Kingdom) they are classed as food items.

Tsk, tsk.

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