It is a fact that every kid loves gummy candies. Even adults sometimes, have cravings for these delicious candies that they cannot resist.

However, if you are especially fond of gummy worms, gummy bears, or peach rings, and simply cannot avoid having them from time to time, the video we are presenting today will help you give up eating gummy candies.


The following short film by a Belgian filmmaker Alina Kneepkens will dramatically change the way you look at gummy candies. Alina shows the process of production of these candies in intense details, and it will definitely keep you far away from them.

It is a part of a series of videos documenting the disastrous conditions under which our food is produced. Some of the other videos investigate the content of the black pudding and a rabbit with plums, which is a typical Belgian dish.

She starts the footage in reverse, showing the finished product we all love, just before it is put in the mouth. Then, she begins to explain all theterrible facts about its production.

Yet, if this video is not too disgusting for you to forget about gummy candies in general, you should know that there are also some healthy alternatives which are produced with the use of vegan gelatin substitutes, like agar.

The following graphic realization of the entire process will depict the way our favorite sweet treats are made. Initially, the pig carcasses are torched and stripped of their skin, and afterward boiled down to give the flavorless ingredient. The process also uses the bones, tendons, and ligaments in order to concoct the substance.

On her website, Kneepkens on the video that serves to open the eyes of the customers:

“I got the assignment to direct some reversed audiovisual stories showing the production of some of our food. I saw quite a few slaughter houses and examples of both industrial and artisan food production.

A true eye opener. Jelly’ is candy. But only a few people know they’re made of gelatin from the skin of pigs. Sweet?”

Therefore, you should watch the video below and decide whether you would like to put a gummy candy in your mouth once again: