These American-Approved Ingredients Are Banned Around The World

This Childhood Favorite Has A Dark Secret

child carrying cases of mac n' cheese
Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images
Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Few cheeses are naturally yellow. Most are white through and through. But it’s no secret that kids love bright colors. So to solve this problem, Kraft brightens up its famous mac and cheese with Yellow #5 and #6.

The thing with these food dyes is that they’ve become notoriously linked to hyperactivity, allergies, and increased cancer risk. Kraft swears to do their best to omit these harmful ingredients, but countless other products that the dye can be found in has led many European countries to ban the substance altogether.