Fruit Candy and Cars Are
Coated in the Same Wax
Let's be honest, when you buy a bag of fruit candy, you are more worried about which flavor you'll get next rather than the science behind its shiny coating. Well, the ingredient that gives fruit candy its shine is Carnauba wax, which happens to also be a key ingredient in car wax. However, this wax comes from the leaves of the carnauba palm tree, so it's completely fine to digest.