I was researching desiccants to keep my sugar candies dry and found a product called DampRid commonly stocked in grocery stores. I didn't want a desiccant for food contact, just something to keep the containers that they were stored in dry. I emailed them to see if it was safe to use around food. Here is their response:
Yes, DampRid can be used around food as long as it doesn't come into contact with the food.
Matt Yurina, CMI, CMR
Technical Service Representative
W. M. Barr
In my local grocery store, this item was just a couple bucks. I will be trying it with some pulled sugar candy soon. I've seen a few people on the forums mention that they use it for gumpaste work storage, but I wasn't sure if people actually ate these items. Hope this helps someone!
(edited because I can't spell desiccant)