There are some images you simply cannot sear from your memory, no matter how hard you try. For Snoop Dogg, that image is the stomach-churning process behind how hot dogs are made. And now, for anyone with a sweet tooth, that list now includes the revolting method behind how gummy candies are brought into existence. Warning: It's f*cking next-level terrifying.
The overly-curious minds at Over Eten TV recently shared a behind-the-scenes video about how gelatin is made, and it's not for the faint of heart. The clip begins at the very end of the process—when a woman has just taken a bite of a gumdrop—and works backwards to show viewers exactly what goes into producing each piece of candy.
With no words, just some unsettling techno music to guide viewers, each frame reveals an increasingly horrific truth about the treats. To start, pigs are sanitized and roasted before having their skin peeled off. Then, batches of the flesh are fed into a machine that turn the skin into a clear, congealed goop. From there, the gelatin is separated into strings and miraculously transformed it into chewy bits of bite-sized candy. Sounds appetizing, right?
"This ‘Gelatine’ video tells the reversed story of how gelatine candy is actually produced. Starting from wrapped candy, going all the way back to the living pig," the video's description reads. "Just by showing a series of reversed images it reveals a detailed and truthful story on daily foods and its origin."
Still, Over Eten isn't content with ruining your favorite candy. The company has a whole series dedicated to pulling back the veil on items like "sugar, crisps, black pudding, rabbit stew, lamb burger, pastry and mozzarella." We'll probably skip the rabbit stew video.