Unreal, the company devoted to making candy with more natural and sustainable ingredients, was faced with a challenge: How do you convert people’s guilty pleasure into a healthy(er) snack that still tastes sinful?
What's your favorite candy bar? Even if you're one of those snobs who only eat that imported British stuff, your guilty pleasure of choice is probably somewhere on this crazy-detailed chart from Pop Chart Labs. (Bonus points for including Kinder Bueno, that bizarrely named treat that's arguably more fun to say than it is to eat.)
The field of combinatorial candy design - think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Combos, Trident Layers - may have just seen a leap forward. U.K. candy brand Natural Confectionery has introduced a new flavor dimension and a DIY element to the segment with its mix and match Guzzle Puzzle jelly treats.
In a study by the Harvard School of Public Health published Monday, researchers examined child poisonings related to the ingestion of "novel smokeless tobacco products" such as Camel Orbs, highly-addictive mint- or cinnamon-flavored candies made of ground tobacco and filled with nicotine.
Each year, the average American eats 16 pounds of fries, 23 pounds of pizza, and 26 pounds of candy. Let's just say the CDC may have bittenoff more than it can chew with this inaugural conference dedicated to combating the obesity epidemic.-- David Lidsky
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