Artificial ingredients are fairly new to the industrial food chain and if you’re anything like me you are not interested in serving yourself and your family up as guinea pigs to only learn later that the negative hype was real. The fact that other countries require warming labels for such dyes as FD&C Red No. 40, Tartrazine, or Blue No. 1 makes it an automatic “no, thank you” for me. Look for dyes from natural sources (beets, annatto, paprika) or skip it all together.
Why on earth did we ever think it was OK to drink an electric blue energy drink?