By: Carson Van Vooren
Who doesn’t love a good treat? Candy is something that kids and adults alike have been enjoying for years. The variety of candies that range from sugary sweet, face-shrinkingly sour, soft chewy, peanut crunchy, and much more. Candy is something that brings people from all ages and cultures together.
Many people don't realize that well over a hundred years ago, chocolate and other sweet candies was a luxury enjoyed only by the wealthy. Nowadays, candy is one of the cheapest foods you can buy. You can find it anywhere, no matter where you are. Go to the nearest drug store, there’s candy. The nearest sporting goods store, there’s candy. An office supply store, hey look, candy! Whether you’re in America or all the way on the other side of the world, you can always find candy. “The Hershey Company started with one man’s passion for making delicious treats that made people smile,” according to Hersheys.com. What a sweet society we now reside in.
Everyone has different candy preferences, as demonstrated by a recent poll. It included a list of over 14 candies, also including the option to choose one that wasn’t on the given list. Then the poll was sent to all the students and staff of the school. The poll results from staff members and students said that the most favored candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. 16.7% of people who took the poll chose this candy. The runner-up candies included Starburst (9.5%,) Mexican Candy (13.1%,) and Other (20.2%.) A handful of people were surprised by these results. Clayton Diaz, a ninth grader, said, “I was sort of surprised. I’d expected them to be more of traditional candies, like M&M’s.”
Candy can be considered a big part of most student’s lives because It’s something they indulge in every time they’re craving something sweet, crunchy, nutty, creamy, chewy, sour, or salty. Or just want a quick snack. Zackary Zimpher, a 9th grader said, “I wasn’t expecting ‘Other’ [the choice] to be the most favorable.”
Whenever you’re hungry, or especially when around Halloween, the crinkling of the metallic wrapper satisfies your ears and makes your mouths water. Whether you’re at school or at home, candy is always readily available. It’s always something you can enjoy. It’s a sweet story that is always retold.
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