What is the right way to eat candy corn, anyway? Do you indulge by the handful, from the white top to the yellow bottom, or vice versa? According to a surveyed group of 1300 adults, it was discovered that 50% of us eat the whole treat at once. I mean, it is rather bite sized afterall.
The widely known Jelly Belly Company has been rolling out loads of candy corn since 1898. Over the years, this Halloween staple has become the #6 seller, nationwide, after Skittles, M&Ms, Snickers, Reese’s Cups, and Starburst. According to Susan Whiteside of the National Confectioners Association, “About 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced each year, with the “vast majority” of it being sold during the Halloween season.”
Sadly, it is one of the worst candies for you. This little piece of goodness is all sugar. In other words, it sits on your teeth longer, causing bacteria to grow and teeth to decay. In fact, eating around 20 candy corn morsels, is nearly equivalent to the sugar in a can of Coca-Cola.
Now, we don’t expect you to skip indulging altogether, but let this at least be food for thought before devouring an entire bag in one sitting! Just make sure you follow up with good dental hygiene and come get your teeth checked out to ensure the best mouth health for the upcoming holidays.