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Tartrazine appears to cause the most allergic and intolerance reactions of all the azo dyes, particularly among asthmatics and those with an aspirin intolerance. Symptoms from tartrazine sensitivity can occur by either ingestion or cutaneous exposure to a substance containing tartrazine. A variety of immunologic responses have been attributed to tartrazine ingestion, including anxiety, migraines, clinical depression, blurred vision, itching, general weakness, heatwaves, feeling of suffocation, purple skin patches, and sleep disturbance. Certain people who are exposed to the dye experience symptoms of tartrazine sensitivity even at extremely small doses, some for periods up to 72 hours after exposure. In children, asthma attacks and hives have been claimed, as well as supposed links to thyroid tumors, chromosomal damage, and hyperactivity.
Originally posted by Magnivea
Damnit, I really wanted it to be RFID related. I still think there's Valium in the blue ones.
For everyone that didn't click the link.
Hershey's decided to discontinue the lemon flavors because it was consistently voted as the worst and least appealing flavor of jolly rancher, and actually the primary reason why sales went down. People didn't want to buy bags of jolly ranchers because so many of them were lemon.