Do Orange Popsicles Have Red Dye? (Answered)

This article will inform you if Orange Popsicles have red dye. Furthermore, you will learn if generic or similar brands to Popsicles contain red dye. Here is what you need to know about red dye in Orange Popsicles…

Is There Red Dye In Orange Popsicles?

Orange Popsicles made by the official Popsicle brand do not contain the typical synthetic red dyes found in many foods such as Red #4 or Red #40. As the front of the Popsicle box now states, these frozen treats are colored from natural sources. Its colors come from beet juice, vegetable juice, turmeric oleoresin, and annatto extract. The full ingredients at the time of this article are reflected below.

Popsicle Ingredients: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Less Than 2% Of: Sugar, Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Beet Juice (For Color), Vegetable Juice (For Color), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Grape Juice Concentrate, Turmeric Oleoresin (For Color), Annatto Extract (For Color), Cherry Juice Concentrate, Locust Bean Gum.

Other Ice Pops & Red Dye

Of Course, many people refer to any similar ice pops as Popsicles like how many people call any brand of facial tissue, Kleenex. Below you will find a list of ice pops similar to Popsicles and how they are colored. Most of these are store brands that commonly contain synthetic dyes including Red 40 and Red 3.

Keep in mind that the manufacturers typically do not list out the synthetic colors that are used by flavor. However, the orange coloring is likely created by combining red and yellow dyes (when applicable) similar to how a soda like Orange Fanta is colored.

BrandsColoring
GoodPop Organic Junior Pops Carrot Juice Concentrate, Fruit and Vegetable Juice,
Minute Maid Juice SticksBeta Carotene
Great Value Junior PopsRed 40, Blue 1, Yellow 6
Purple Cow Party PopsBlue 1, Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6
Hill Country Fare Sugar Free Junior PopsYellow 6, Red 40, Blue 1
Publix Ice PopsRed 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1
Budget Saver Sugar Free Twin PopsYellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Red 40
Kroger Mighty Ice PopsYellow 6, Blue 1, Red 40
Signature Select Ice PopsRed 40, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Red 3
Favorite Day Assorted PopsRed 40, Blue 1, Yellow 6

Final Thoughts

Be sure to check the ingredients on the label at the store if you wish to avoid red dye. Ingredients can change at any time and without notice. The label will provide the most accurate information regarding ingredients and nutrition.

Sources:
Popsicle.com
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