My wife has an art class and one year decided to make ginger bread houses, which has a lot of candy on it - like in the Hansel and Gretel cartoons. Well the one kid is on this banting diet so her grandma refuses that she make a ginger bread house. Instead she made her a house with carton, wool, etc. So at the end of the term when everyone else enjoyed eating their creations this poor kid had to sit and watch.Read up on tartrazine.
When I was growing up it was one of many Frankenfoods (evil foods, additives and poisons added by evil profit-hungry corporations) that all knowledgeable and caring parents went to great lengths to avoid.
It turns out to be yet another food myth. These 'evil foods' myths sweep through our culture just as much today as in the past, thanks to the internet.
I feel really sorry for kids who have parents that buy into these myths. Reminds me of the poor guy at school who had birthday parties where the only eats were whole-earth organic-only chopped carrots, sliced vegetables and fruits. I don't think he ever recovered.