Are Starburst Wrappers Edible?

We’ve all been there. Ready to unwrap some Starburst and pieces of the wrapper is still stuck on it.

So, what do you do? In most cases, people will try to scrape it off, while others will eat the Starburst, wrapper and all.

So, you must be wondering to yourself, are Starburst wrappers edible?

We will examine this topic in detail below.

Can You Eat Starburst Wrappers?

Starburst Candy (Can The Wrappers Be Eaten?)
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The short answer is yes and no.

A quick check on the social media site, Twitter, shows a ton of people in agreement with eating Starbursts with the wrapper on.



It doesn’t sound too outlandish, as we’ve all done it at some point, whether directly or in-directly. I’ve popped a couple wrappers in my mouth over the years and I’m still here, alive and kicking.

So, Are They Really Edible?

To fully understand the answer, the guys over at Reddit summed it up nicely in this thread. A question was asked “The wrappers on Starburst candies are edible?”. User simmelianben responded with the top comment “They’re not toxic, but not meant to be eaten”.



Just as I stated earlier, putting some Starburst wrappers in your stomach won’t kill you, but they are also not there for added nutrition.

A search on the answer site, Quora backed up what they Redditors had to say. Essentially, wrappers should not be eaten, as they are made of wax paper. While not toxic, the mix of candy and wrapper will be a pretty unpleasant texture.

If you want to see a kid getting down and dirty eating Starburst wrappers, check out the video below.

Wrapping it up

To wrap things up, if you eat Starburst candy with some of the wrapper left on it, there won’t be anything drastic that will happen to you.

It won’t taste the greatest, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

I’m curious to hear your thoughts on mixing wrappers with the candy. Do you do it?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

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