Originally Posted by ccc407
The Disco Dust that I purchased is a CK product. Y'all are right; it does not say "edible"; however, it does state "non-toxic". Also, I just browsed the Ck web site and their description of disco dust is, and I quote: "DISCO DUST
An extra fine glitter with lots of sparkle. 5 grams. Developed for the cake decorating and craft industry, Disco dusts contain only ingredients that are NON-TOXIC
These dusts are not a food product and should not be considered as such". It's a bit ambiguous saying "...for the cake decorating..." and followed by "...dusts are not a food product...", etc. Makes you wonder just what you are buying and why...my purchase was from a cake decorators' supply store.
Yep, edible items are, by nature, non-toxic, BUT, non-toxic items are not necessarily edible......
I don't know who decided that it's OK to put fine particle, PLASTIC craft glitter--disco dust--on food just because it's certified non-toxic, but I'd like to sit them down and give them an earful.
I could argue the same for crayons, Elmer's glue, most stamping inks, candle waxes, acrylic craft paints, and chalk--none of which do I want to use, or find, in any of my food.
I guess I'm just a nut job because I don't want to eat ANY plastic, even if it's "non-toxic". I have no problem with it on decos that will be removed, but I don't want to bite into a cookie, cupcake, or truffle with this stuff on it--sorry.
It is confusing. The cake deco sites sell this stuff in tiny pots for mega $$ and then hide behind "non-toxic", rarely stating that it's not considered edible. I've e-mailed several companies asking that they clarify this on both their websites and their product labeling, but they never respond--go figure.
Jamie posted: "This is what I get, and it's a hell of a lot more product than a piddly disco dust sized pot you find most places. http://www.pastrychef.com/RAIN....._1550.html
This basically large quantities of Magic Sparkles in the hologram color--completely edible. I have it and I LOVE it. I get it from my local cake deco shop whenever they have it and I grind it finer using a small tea strainer and the handle of an offset spatula.