Revenge of the Sour Patch Kids

It’s Halloween! A holiday known for costumes, decorations and lots and lots of candy. I have a pretty serious sweet tooth. I love all things sugary and love Halloween for fufilling that craving. However, I stumbled upon this article and may never eat candy again. Here’s another part of the story that I left out- I get cavities easily. I never had a cavity until I turned 20 and since then I’ve gotten at least 3 filled a year. Apparently I have very deep grooves and regardless of the fact that I brush my teeth after every meal AND after eating anything sugary, I will continue to get cavities.  According to the article over $8 million will be spent this year on Halloween costumes, candy, and decorations. That’s at least a dozen sour patch kids lurking around every corner.

Here’s some more info!

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Each tiny little piece of candy corn has more than ONE GRAM of sugar in it.

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The gooey stickyness of each dot causes them to cling to your tooth enamel or in my case, bury their sugary selves into my grooves. Also RED 40 (which I am allergic to) is being investigated as a carcinogen.

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I cannot pass up a Now&Later at the gas station especially when they are $0.05 each! Again, they will linger foreverrrrrrr and cause me to need a dental visit asap.

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I can’t tell you how many times I would visit my Aunt and she would have these waiting for me. Apparently one roll has more than your daily allotment of sugar. WHOA.

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Anything sour (my beloved Sour Patch Kids) is really bad on your tooth enamel. With a pH of 2.2 I would say they are awful for your teeth!

Someone hand me a stalk of broccoli please….

Check out these healthier options!

I’m also excited to announce that I will be participating in a new link up for the month of November. I really miss Blogtember and am excited to take part in The Thankful Project. It’s important to take a second and be thankful for the people and things around me.

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2 thoughts on “Revenge of the Sour Patch Kids

  1. Oh no..! I don’t want to hear any of these stats today! But most of that candy I don’t eat.. except for the sour skittles and sour patch kids… Oh well, bring it on sugar.

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