Edible Real Gold Leaf approved by the E.U. Edible Gold E175 is a natural food additive approved by the European Union (EU). There are no Dietary Restrictions and can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. Looks great on chocolates, cakes & strawberries, and also in drinks. Gold leaf will stick to your hands, always handle using a brush, wooden tweezers, or cotton gloves, toothpicks or chopsticks. Carefully pick up the piece of gold and lightly place it where you would like it to go.