Most foods that use carmine are candies since they usually need some form of red coloring to be added. One candy brand that uses carmine is Wonka. Most commonly it is used in Nerds.
The alternative? Well most candies do not use Carmine since it is more expensive. So it is most likely that your red candy is colored with Red 40. The reason some companies prefer Carmine is because it is natural while the Red 40 dye is artificial. Or you can just get the best for both worlds and opt for natural candies colored with fruit juices. Yum!
Will you be cutting out Carmine from your diet?
Bye from the veggie side!