I use the term "edible," because it's made of 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, and 1/2 cup of water.
So, depending on your diet, it's more or less "edible".
Being the Play Dough connoisseur that I am, I have to say I much prefer the texture of homemade to store bought... it is so much squishier!!
Plus, we got to mix and color it ourselves... obvi.
And let's not forget the do-it-yourself-ness kept this little guy calm, entertained, and happy for a full hour.
I love you homemade play dough... you complete me.