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Kraft Jello Drops GMO Sugar, Artificial Food Dyes & BHA

Exciting news for the Food Babe Army!!! First, I want to let you know – our next major campaign is coming. Subscribe to my email newsletter so you will be the first to know when we go live! It’s almost time to make another major food company more transparent and responsible for their ingredients – and with your help, I know we can make this change possible.

Our activism is truly changing the food system, and I’m so excited to share how another one of the most iconic products in America has been transformed!!!

Back in 2014, I shared an investigation about the toxic ingredients in JELL-O and how disgusting it is that Kraft continues to make this product. Millions of children are exposed to JELL-O in schools and daycares across the country – not to mention all the sick people who are fed JELL-O in hospitals. The Food Babe Army shared this investigation so much that it was read by millions of people.


JELL-O is preserved with the harmful preservative BHA – an ingredient linked to cancer that is banned across the globe. The typical box of JELL-O is filled with GMO sugar and artificial colors like Red #40 that both require warning labels in Europe. These artificial colors are derived from petroleum and linked to behavioral problems in children. Kraft knows that artificial food dyes pose these risks, but still markets JELL-O to children.

That’s why I’ve rallied hard against their use of artificial colors and launched a successful campaign to get the artificial yellow dye out of their mac n’cheese. I just knew that if we targeted this popular product, that it would lead to greater change. And it has! The snowball revolution keeps growing!

Kraft just announced a new line of JELL-O gelatins and puddings without GMO sugar, artificial food dyes or the preservative BHA…


Informed consumers like us stopped buying JELL-O and look what they had to do!

While this new version is not what I consider healthy, I can’t help but think about all of the children who will no longer be exposed to artificial colors and BHA due to this change.

The less harmful and risky ingredients in our food supply, the better!

When we demand better, food companies have no choice but to change.

Other major brands have made a commitment to remove artificial food dyes too! Everyone from M&M’s, Skittles, Starburst, Panera Bread, Lucky Charms, Trix, Campbell’s Soup, Pepperidge Farm, Swanson, Fruit Loops, Yoplait, Twizzlers, Apple Jacks, to Fruit by the Foot… the list goes on! It is going to take some of these companies a few years – but at least they are doing it.

I truly believe that artificial dyes in our food will be ancient history before long.

Beware that the old toxic version of JELL-O with artificial colors and BHA is still in stores and this is just a new line that they have created – so continue to check the ingredient list on any product you buy!

My hope is that Kraft will make this change to their entire product line, including the pre-made cups of JELL-O gelatins and puddings that so many kids pack in their lunchbox every day. It’s a shame these products are even allowed to be sold in grocery stores – now that there is a safer alternative available.

Stay loud and keep making your voice heard. It’s working! Ask grocery stores for what you want and they will carry it.

Thank you Food Babe Army for continuing to change the food industry! Please continue to spread the word.



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28 responses to “Kraft Jello Drops GMO Sugar, Artificial Food Dyes & BHA

  1. Christina – Thank you! Yes, I’m so proud of the countless consumers, farmers, good food companies and activists that make up our movement! These changes just go to show you – we are on the right side of history 🙂

  2. I’m so excited for this one. As a mother it is hard Always saying no. My kiddos will be really excited to get to have Jell-O again!! You can do so many fun things with it!

  3. THE GMO PART IS COMPLETELY FALSE!! I am an Agricultural Business major who has studied GMOs. In GMOs the modification results in a protein
    • Not all GMO products actually contain the
    modified proteins
    – Sugar Cane and Beets produce sugar which has no
    – Corn syrup and starch does not have the protein
    but flour does

  4. “Natural flavors” aren’t any good either. Still comprised of between 50 – 100 unlabeled chemicals. Still a problem for those of us who have chemical allergies.

  5. Red JELL-O is what first led me to discover that my son has a sensitivity to Red 40 dye, it’s loaded in dye! It gave him such bad diaper rash that it was basically a chemical burn. He almost had to go to the ER that weekend it was so bad. I hope this becomes their standard product line and they remove the dyes completely!

  6. Progress!! However we won’t buy any products with “natural flavors” listed. If you can’t say what’s in your product; if you have to hide it, who wants to buy that? Progress, but I feel they’re clearly just trying to be sneaky. This really ticks me off!!

  7. Shalom, THANK Y’all for giving Notice of “harmful stuff ” that effects ones lifestyle. O k , just food for throught, for we all know in part and if we put our parts together we get a bigger part ☺ Halloween is a Worship. Holiday unto Satan – the Devil. We have inherited bad eating habits and also lifestyle habits that is dangerous to the spirit, soul and body for the Law of Sowing and Reaping has not been done away with. Do a search on the internet about it, not good the lies that we have been conditioned with. Its not my place to convince one’s of their lifestyle, but it is to give”NOTICE”. Watchman on the wall, be Blessed and Shalom

  8. Vani, You have no idea how happy I am to see that JELL-O has a dye free. I cannot thank you enough!! My son is in the 3rd grade and becomes ADHD only when he eats Red 40. We are fortunate to have friends in Germany who send him Haribo Gummy Bears and other candies that are dye free. While I find special things for him at some of our organic stores, he constantly asks to have different things. This will make him a very happy boy when it shows up in his lunch box and he can actually eat it! Thank you for all you do for so many families!

  9. Still lots of propylene glycol being put in desserts, breads etc. For those who have a severe reaction to p.g. lots of products we do not dare touch.

  10. Hello,
    Thank you for all you do…please know in your heart what you are doing is reaching many to stay happy and healthy and we appreciate it!
    Quick question off the topic of Jello.
    I know now Monsanto bought out Bayer. 🙁
    What baby aspirin would you recommend as safe to take?

    In gratitude,

    1. Try homeopathy instead. It’s 100% natural – made only from things God made like plants and minerals. It’s also so safe that pregnant females (human and animal) and babies can take it.

  11. Jello is made from the skin and bones of pigs and cows. They boil it to get the collagen out, dry it and make it into a powder. That is not something that sounds appetizing at all so it makes no difference to me if they take out the gmo sugar, etc. Also not something I’d want to feed my kids.

  12. Gelatin is a protein obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs. Gelatin is used in shampoos, face masks, and other cosmetics; as a thickener for fruit gelatins and puddings (such as Jell-O); in candies, marshmallows, cakes, ice cream, and yogurts; on photographic film; and in vitamins as a coating and as capsules, and it is sometimes used to assist in “clearing” wines. Gelatin is not vegan. However, there is a product called “agar agar” that is sometimes marketed as “gelatin,” but it is vegan. It is derived from a type of seaweed.

  13. Thank you for this. Please, please go after high fructose corn syrup. That deadly substance is making America fat and have digestive issues. I eliminated it from my diet (soft drinks) and literally lost more than 10 pounds. I can’t find any soft drinks that do not contain HFCS – or Fructose as they’ve now deceptively named it. We need to get sugar out of foods too. How can anyone like tomato sauce that’s full of sugar.

  14. Vani!
    So much appreciation for what you’ve done and continue to do to fight the good fight for us all!
    I know you are going to be at The Natural Living Expo in November and we wanted to invite you to our little Local-Organic Cafe, Heirloom Food Conpany in Danielson Ct. We’re about 40 mins from the event and we would be so crazy honored for you to come check us out!!!! Does raw organic vegan no sugar Pumpkin Pie sweeten the deal for you?!? Much love!!!!
    [email protected]

    1. When you get so excited by the thought of one of your heros coming to your cafe that you leave your email instead of your website. ☺️??

  15. I stopped buying/eating Jello many decades ago. I did that because it was nothing but a little gelatin, & sugar & coloring. So, when eating it you were eating a tiny amount of gelatin, & water, sugar & coloring. Why would anyone want to eat that! Later, when cooking at a senior citizen home I talked with several of the folks working there, & told them how worthless it was. They had been told in their classes that it was giving lots of protein to the old residents, but I said, not so. I had to go get the package & show them that it said, “not a significant source of protein.” They were shocked at having been lied to by their instructors.

  16. Unfortunately the sugar in Jello is the real poison. Sugar causes inflammation, and makes you fat. Even the natural stuff.

    Junk food is junk food. And anything that is mostly sugar is not something we should be putting in our bodies. So we won’t be eating Jello in our family.

  17. Thank you for teaching me to read food labels. I was like most people who thought all those chemicals wrre not harmful. I gave up eating sugar about 4 years ago and began reading labels closely. What all manufacturers do is list the amount of sugar in grams and we in the U.S. do not use the metric system. 4.2 grams is a teaspoon and that is significant. Plain yoghurt can have 10 to 12 grams or about 3 teaspoons of sugar in a container. Add fruit and it can jump to over 20 grams or 5 or more teaspoons in a 6 oz container. You have the ability to change labeling on food to make manufactrers stop using the metric system to mask the volume of sugar in their products so please help us.

  18. Hi Vani
    I hope you’ll find a minute to answer my question.
    Could you please recommend any online “grocery” where I can buy non-perishable items like grains and pasta.
    Thank you so much!!!!!!

  19. It is a SHAME that these companies in this country WANT to kill us. they should be SUED only then will it matter. I wish there was a good terror watch list. It sickens me that other countries care more about its people than US goes to show Greed is the new America. If I went in the store and collected this TRASH and burned it sadly I’D be the one charged with a CRIME and NOT THEM for MESSING UP OUR KIDS INCREASING OUR HEALTH COSTS AND CREATING EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL DISTRESS!!! IF we have such LARGE #s who sign petitions than Y’ALL SHOULD SUE FOR WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE CHILD ENDANGERMENT FALSIFIED PRODUCT!!! SUE FOODBABE ARMY SUE AND GIVE THAT MONEY TO ALREADY ESTABLISHED ORGANIC COMPANIES WHO HAVE ALWAYS BEEN LEGIT!!!!!

  20. Yeah for you!Long story but I am highly allergic to food dyes.We are talking about anaphylaxis not a mild reaction.People wouldn’t believe what it’s in until they start reading labels.Unbelievable.I don’t need my food to look pretty also known as to look toxic. Just need it edible.My daughter pointed out some neon blue juice in the grocery today.She is 4.She said “look at that stuff it’s poison!”

  21. I loved Jello Simply Good b/c food dyes make my children crazy & irritate their eczema-prone skin. But now I can’t find it anywhere? Do you know if it’s been discontinued?!

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