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Am I the only one afraid to use silver dragees?

post #1 of 50
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I know they are illegal to sell in about six states because of their metal content, but I am afraid someone will break a tooth! I don't want a lawsuit. Anybody else scared???
post #2 of 50
Nope. I use the gold and silver dragees. You'd have to eat an insane amount of them for the metal to cause a problem, as both silver and gold are actually things that we have in our system already, it's just an over load of them that becomes poisonous.

As for the tooth-breaking, they're not that hard, but then, you can chip a tooth on the wierdest things, my dad chipped one of his biting his nails one time!
post #3 of 50
Heck, I keep some on my desk and munch on them during the day! icon_biggrin.gif When a bride selects them as part o fher cake design, I tell her "They are like little jaw breakers, so you might want to give gramma a head's up!" thumbs_up.gif
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LOL!
post #5 of 50
I use them all the time!! And like Debi; I LOVE eating them as well!! icon_lol.gif
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I dream about cakes and stilettos!!
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post #6 of 50
Nope...use them all the time.
post #7 of 50
i was nervous, but i was making some blue and white cookies and they needed smthg to make them sparkle so i tried them for the first time.....i personally didn't taste any, but everyone that had the cookies said they tasted great...and the kids LOVE them!
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"always see the rose in the vase, not the dust on the table..."
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post #8 of 50
I use them all the time, they add just the right touch. We ate them all the time as kids and I am still here with no noticeable side effects (along with all my siblings, though I question their sanity)
post #9 of 50
They can always pick them off. . . I use them every chance applicable! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 50
They are actually not illegal. Just some states refuse to sell them because some over zealous lawyers got excited and now they are afraid.
post #11 of 50
and I am a user and an eater icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 50
They have been banned from California(not sure of anywhere else) and it is illegal for a company to sell/ship them where they are banned from.
Silver is "a bio-accumulative metal that, like lead and mercury, stays in the body forever," can build up over time and cause health concerns.
It is ventured to say no one would really ever eat enough to actually do harm, but some admit to munching on them all the time. icon_wink.gif
I have seen people eat several cookies that were loaded with them. Like people are actually going to pic them off and not eat them...? That is what all the fuss is over. A product was made of sugar and covered in an inedible metal, packaged as not edible for decoration only and sold to people making edible deserts. Metals are harmful and not meant for food.


They are really pretty! I love the look. But....
¢¾Sarah
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post #13 of 50
Use 'em, but then again, I can remember playing with some mercury a classmate had brought for "show and tell" in first grade.
post #14 of 50
Yup, i use them too. They are readily available in my area but i'm in ontario canada. I sure do like the look of them but like Debi said they are like little jaw breakers and i often think twice about putting them on cookies/cakes for that reason.
post #15 of 50
worry about dragees? people do you know what your eating when you eat a hotdog?
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