Skittles must be made with lard

I made the Skittles flavored vodka.

Basically, you separate the Skittles into colors and put them in empty water bottles to dissolve in vodka for a few hours (or overnight).  Then you have to filter out the white gelatinous stuff.  I did the filtering with coffee filters and the white stuff that was left in the filter had the consistency of lard and it was very “buttery” in that it left a slippery film on the funnels that wouldn’t rinse off with just water.

Anyway, since it was a tinted but basically white and felt a lot like lard (or shortening or vegetable gunk or whatever you want to call it) it made me scared to ever eat Skittles again and made me wonder what other foods have lard. The more I thought about it the more I was convinced I probably don’t want to know.  What if there is lard in Red Vines?!

Baked goods have hidden lard in there but who knew it was in candy too!


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