A dragee is a small sphere of sugar, used primarily in the decoration of cookies, cakes and other forms of bakery products. These dragees are produced in various sizes. Dragees have long been used for both wedding and holiday food decoration. More recently, metallic gold, copper, rainbow colors (red, green, blue, etc.) and pearlescent colors have become available. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers the metallic-finish dragees to be inedible and they are sold with a notice that they are for decorative purposes only. They are non-toxic. Although the metallic-finish dragees can be purchased in 49 U.S. states, they are no longer sold in California due to a 2003 lawsuit against several sellers. However, in other countries (including the United Kingdom) they are classified as food items and are consumed on a variety of confections. Dragees are made out of Sugar, Silver, Gum Arabic and Gelatin. Not For Sale In California. Packaged in a heat sealed poly bag.