I have a request for a cake on Sat that needs gold dragees placed in swirls of icing. My husband puchased them yesterday for me from the cake store (it's near his work). On the package it says, "To be used as a decoration NOT a confection". The ingredients on the label are sugar, flour and gold. So why can't you eat these? Is it because of the gold? I have used Dragees before and the package never said this. It was a different brand too. Well, I opened the package and of course, had to try one. Tasted fine. Taste just like the others. Has anyone else seen this before and would you use these or toss them out?
hi tannersmom, I use silver and gold dragees all the time, they will only be bad for you if you eat them all, at once... yuk... don't waste your money keep them...
I think it is solely for liability purposes that they put that on the package. We ate them all the time when we were kids, and I use them on cakes now.
Thanks for the help. I was thinking the same thing. Wasn't sure if anyone else felt the same way.
I live in Ca and they are illegal here. Years ago there was a law suit because people ate them like candy and it made them sick. Has something to do with the metal used in making the product.