Smarties DON’T Have the Answer

smarties.jpgI can remember when blue smarties were first introduced and believe me when I say that kids were not sharing them out with their friends. However the day of the blue Smartie is numbered it would seem:

Blue Smarties are to be stopped because the makers cannot find a way to colour them without artificial colouring. Nestle Rowntree says the blue Smarties will be replaced with white ones from next month. Nestle is making the changes as part of its move to remove artificial colourings from its sweets.

Artificial colourings and flavourings in sweets have been linked with child hyperactivity and behaviour problems. A Nestle spokeswoman said the company wanted to “improve the nutritional qualities” of its products.

Well I prefer Midget Gems anyway…

Link: Blue Day For Smartie Firm

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

  • OK, fine, get rid of the blue smarties if you must, but don’t replace them with white! How are you gonna have a colorful bag of candies and then throw a white one in there? :o

  • TorBeest

    But it’s the sum of all colours! ;)

  • No more blue? I say get rid of the orange ones :( they are just yuck!! i hate orange sweets they should be banned!!

  • I don’t mind the orange ones, it is the purple ones I dislike, in Starbursts anyway :)

  • matt green

    i loved the blue smarties :x but then these stupid people complain about adativs and then they all gone:(( what a shocking decision.

  • SMARTIE

    I don’t care abourt the blue ones… the orange is the best EVER:x:d/

  • jessica

    i dont care about the blue ones red all the way :x :d