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I’m not a big fan of Skittles, but I know that they are extremely popular and people love them. Well, you may not want to “taste the rainbow.” Skittles is facing a lawsuit over its alleged use of a toxic chemical. Mars Inc. reportedly has violated the state’s consumer protection laws by failing to remove titanium dioxide coloring from the candy.

In case you don’t know, Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is reportedly used in everything from roofing materials and adhesives, to paint and plastics. I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan of paint and plastics in my sweets.

The plaintiff’s name is Jenile Thames. Thames claims that he bought Skittles from a gas station earlier this year. He says he wouldn’t have bought the candy if he had known TiO2 was still being used. I’m with you Jenile. I wouldn’t have bought it either!

Mars, Inc. uses the titanium dioxide to produce the Skittles rainbow of colors. In 2016, they had publicly shared that they were going to remove it from its products. They did send out a statement sent to TODAY saying: β€œWhile we do not comment on pending litigation, our use of titanium dioxide complies with FDA regulations.”

Jenile did a lot of research because I don’t think everyone reads the ingredients list in their candy. Or in a lot of foods for that matter.

If you’re a fan of The GetUp Crew’s Second Date Update on the 10’s, you can check out this Skittle Balls Second Date Update.