This week, as I was passing through a drugstore, I noticed on the shelves Cadbury's Creme Eggs. I didn't recognize them at first, because their usual blue, red, yellow, and green packaging was turned into a rather unpleasant purple and green combination that reminded me of those old Nickelodeon shows that used to slime people. I love Creme Eggs, and I usually miss them at Easter because everyone in this city loves them, too and the supply is limited. And yet I can barely bring myself to eat this one. This one is a Screme Egg. It's clearly Cadbury trying to branch out into the lucrative Halloween candy market. And that's great for them. Except the inside of the egg isn't a yellow-orange yolk. It's a green yolk. And that's disgusting.
Last week, we told you about historical food colorings, and how they were mostly bugs and poison, but to be fair, at least people could make themselves eat them. Much of the food today would be inedible if they didn't tart it up a bit. This has been shown both in experiments, and in disastrous marketing campaigns.