Gummy candies are a favorite candy made in different tastes and kids love them. But do you know they are actually made of? Would you like them after finding out that their shiny exterior is made from the faeces of a bug which is called Lak.
The confectionary glaze named Shelak is also made from resin which is excreted from the bug Lak, a native to India and Thailand.
The resin is processed into flakes then dissolved in dehydrated alcohol thus the coating liquid is obtained, which is then sprayed on the candies, but is also used as a varnish for parquet and furniture. This coating Lak is also sprayed on apples in stores.