Necco Wafers are about to become the nation’s first mass-produced candy to entirely eliminate artificial colors and flavoring. The new candies, set to appear in stores around Halloween, forgo chemicals for ingredients like beet juice, tumeric, and purple cabbage, says the Boston Globe. Just what kids crave! Despite the veggie influx, customers shouldn’t notice any change in the flavor, though the natural wafers’ colors will appear slightly more muted. Coloring inconsistencies also meant the green wafers had to be scrapped entirely, leaving just seven flavors, including the always baffling clove.
Trick or Treat: Iconic Necco Wafers Go All Natural [Boston Globe]