Frequently Asked Questions

Not only is gold and silver leaf safe and harmless to the body, but it’s also inexpensive. A single gold leaf is approx 57p for 50 x 50mm and 79p for 80 x 80 mm. A single silver leaf is approx 19p (in a 25 loose leaf book) and can be added from the first welcome cocktail to last decorated dessert for that fining dining experience.
Yes, please refer to Customers Services for further details.
Edible Gold, E175 is a natural metal food additive commonly known as Gold, it has been approved by European Union (EU) for human consumption. It is tasteless and feather light. Edible gold can be purchased in 4 forms, gold leaf, gold petals, gold flakes and gold dust.
Edible Silver E174 is a natural metal food additive commonly known as silver, it has been approved by European Union (EU) for human consumption. It is tasteless and feather light and cheaper alternative to edible gold. Edible silver can be purchased in 4 forms, silver leaf, silver petals, silver flakes and silver dust.
Yes, it has been approved by European Union (EU) for human consumption otherwise known as E175, refer to our Health & Safety Information. Edible gold does not contain harmful by products. Edible Gold will pass out of the body about 24 hours unchanged without causing any harm or reaction on the body. It can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.
Yes, it has been approved by European Union (EU) for human consumption otherwise known as E174, refer to our Health & Safety Information. Edible silver does not contain harmful by products. Edible Silver will pass through of the body approximately 24 hours unchanged without causing any harm or reaction on the body. It can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.
Edible gold and silver can be used to garnish any dish. It is typically used to decorate chocolate, cakes, desserts and canapés. It can be added to curries, or any savoury dishes just before serving. Recently it is has been popular in champagne vodka and cocktails to dazzle your guests on arrival. The use is unlimited and can bring elegance and sophistication to your fine dining needs at a reasonable cost.
No gold will always retain the lustre and dazzle providing it is kept cool and dry will have a shelf life of several years.
Silver will keep it colour providing it is kept cool and dry, however for the best result decorate with silver just before serving, as the moisture of the food will change it's appearance normally after 12 hours.
Not normally as most foodstuff are moist and the leaf with adhere to any moist surface, however if the surface is dry, it can be dampened with a clean cloth or brush, but ensure the surface if not too wet.
Loose leaf is leaf placed loosely between the sheets of the book. The leaf cannot be handled and is normally lifted directly from the book with a special brush, tip or tweezers (see tools) and then placed onto the surface.

Transfer leaf is leaf placed on a sheet of wax paper within the book which is larger than the leaf, therefore each sheet can be removed individually. It can then be placed face down and with slight pressure the metal will be released onto the surface, rather like a child’s transfer. It is usually easier to use transfer leaf then loose.
You can now buy gold/silver leaf in different sizes, Leaf is a whole sheet which measure approx 80 x 80 mm. Petals measure approx 5-8mm and are supplied in a jar/box with tweezers for easy use. Flakes measure approx 2-4mm again supplied in a jar/box with tweezers for easy use. Dust is less than 1mm and supplied in a shaker box/jar and can be sprinkled directly on the food/drink.
Gold or Silver leaf cannot be handle, it will stick to the warmth of your hand, we supply brushes, tips and tweezers. please refer “What is the difference between loose or transfer” to ensure you use the best leaf for your requirements. Petals, flakes are supplied with tweezers and can be placed directly onto the surface. Dust is supplied in a shaker jar/box and can be sprinkled directly onto food or beverages.
Providing goods are in stock and order is placed before 1pm (by telephone), we can despatch same day for a next day delivery.
All our products have expired dates and have a shelf life of several years providing product is kept cool and dry.

Hints & Tips

Today it has become more affordable and can be used from that first welcome cocktail drink to the final cheese board. So why not dazzle your friends at your next dinner party, or even your partner with a romantic meal for 2.

Why not give it as a dinner party present in place of flowers or candles. What could be nicer then to give our gift wrapped shaker gold dust, so your host can sprinkle it directly onto the 1st course to add that WOW factor. Edible Gold & Silver Leaf is tasteless and odourless so it won’t affect the most delicate dish. It has been deemed safe by the European Trade (EU) for human consumption. It is suitable for all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.

Edible Gold and Silver can be purchased in 4 formats, leaf, petals, flakes and dust.

Edible Gold Leaf Booklets are whole sheets which are available in 2 sizes, 80 x 80 mm and usually used if covering large areas (i.e. poultry, wedding cakes) and 50 x 50 mm for smaller areas. Edible Silver Leaf is only available in 80 x 80 mm sheets. Booklets are available in Loose or Transfer, for more information see FAQ. Leaf cannot be handled,as it would stick to the warmth of you hand. It must be used with a special brush, tip or tweezers (see tools).

Edible Gold & Silver Petals are random shapes measuring approx 8-10mm and are supplied in a jar/box with tweezers for easy use. Petals again cannot be handled and must be placed onto the surface with tweezers (supplied) or brush.

Edible Gold & Silver Flakes are random shapes measuring approx 2-4mm again supplied in a jar/box with tweezers for easy use. Flakes again cannot be handled and must be placed onto the surface with tweezers (supplied) or brush

Edible Gold & Silver Dust are random shapes measuring less than 1mm and supplied in a shaker box/jar. This is the most easiest to use as it can be sprinkled directly on any food or beverage..

Edible Gold and Silver are natural metals and therefore not suitable for microwave use

Please refer to our Gallery for more recipes and ideas

Health Edible Gold

The common name for E175 is Gold

E175 is a natural metal food additive approved by the European Union (EU). It is used as a colouring agent in food and drink products

Origin:
Natural Metal

Dietary Restrictions
None, E175 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

Material Safety Data Sheets and Technical Data Sheets are available on requested.

Health Edible Silver

The common name for E174 is Silver

E174 is a natural metal food additive approved by the European Union (EU). It is used as a colouring agent in food and drink products

Origin:
Natural Metal

Dietary Restrictions
None, E174 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

Material Safety Data Sheet & Technical Data Sheets are available on request