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Most candy is basically just a heap of sugar. Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis Documentary via Getty Images

How much candy do Americans eat in a whole year?

A healthy diet can include some candy. But if you eat too much, it can interfere with your appetite for the stuff your body actually needs.
Black licorice gets its distinctive flavor from licorice root. PicturePartners/Getty Images

The spooky and dangerous side of black licorice

Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
Candy canes were once white sticks of sugar. Now they’re striped and come in a variety of flavours, including pickle. (Shutterstock)

The history of candy canes and why they taste so cool

Candy canes have an uncertain history from their flavour to their stripes. One thing is certain though: they make your mouth feel cold.
For many parents, it’s the haul of gummy worms, licorice, chocolate bars and other high-sugar candies that their kids bring home – not the ghouls and zombies – that is terrifying about Halloween. (Shutterstock)

How to avoid a Halloween sugar disaster

Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids’ teeth and health. But fear not – there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.

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