We just wanted to give you a little love and a heartfelt thank you for your recent announcement to remove artificial dyes from your bakery products.
This is a huge move for American parents, because as you may know, these artificial colors are not allowed in kids’ foods in other countries like in the U.K. And while our asks may have fallen on deaf ears at the FDA, we are so grateful that you are listening.
We recently had a dear friend from Texas share this shout-out on her Facebook page. What you may not know about her is that she played a lead role of “Little Miss Sunshine” in one of our musicals in middle school. We’ve known each other for a long time! We can honestly say that your announcement brought this out in her again! Only this time, with the heart of a mom.
Here is what she wrote:
“THANK YOU, WEGMANS, for eliminating artificial color from the bakery!! It may seem silly, that I’m making a really big deal over sprinkles and icing and birthday cake. Even I am surprised by how meaningful this is to me, actually. Griffy has a severe allergic reaction to food dye. If he can’t have cake (for instance), ok, no cake.Though it may be disappointing, it is not a huge deal and his food allergy sure could be worse. But the fact that he COULD have a cupcake, or an orange pumpkin cookie, or a donut, along with everyone else, is remarkable. I kept taking things up to the counter, in disbelief that there was no dye. But it’s true. No more dye in the cake, no more dye in the icing. Less dye throughout the whole store.
(It makes more sense to me now, that Wegmans store brand marshmallows are dye-free, while “the leading brand” contains artificial color.) ?I have always loved Wegmans, but now it’s like a whole new level.
So thank you for all that you do for American parents! We are singing your song!
Robyn and Loryn