How gelatin is made: Disgusting video exposes the truth behind your favorite candy
In a backwards slow-motion video that has been viewed over 8 million times on Facebook, the truth about how gelatin makes its way into our sweets has been revealed.
The nice part of the video shows hundreds of colorful sweets being packed into bags after being piled into a tray.
Gelatin is a colorless, flavorless substance that is made from raw animal materials such as skin, bones and cartilage. It is not only used for sweets, but also for jellies, cheeses, yogurts, and salad dressings to thicken the products.
As part of the process, the colorless meat is boiled, ground up, and then dried out before it gets its chewy texture.
Prior to that, the more graphic parts of the video show the manufacturing process where things get meaty.
Hundreds of pork skins are transported after being sliced off pig carcasses, which are blowtorched after being slaughtered.
If you can stomach it, here is the full video.
Unless you’re more like Homer Simpson, this might make it easier to give up the "magical animal" called pork.