Originally Posted by southerncook
I've had a couple of kids parents not allow theirs to have a halloween cake because the black (wilton) food color I used was said to have created havoc on the intestinal tract in the past. I haven't had that experience (not that I want to..) but I think about it when I go to decorate for halloween, so I stick to Orange and use a lot of black licorace etc.
The trouble is the color is not digestible. It can be upsetting to some people, but in sufficient quantities, it tends to turn #2 black and that freaks out a lot of people.
I hesitate to use so much food coloring except for the trimmings.
Anybody remember the green Hershey's Chocolate? Same thing happened with that. It turned #2 green.