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It's often not what it seems

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Really bad candies based on our study

These results are directly from our algorithms reading Google search results. Thus most likely, this will be consistent if you are doing this research yourself via searching on Google. The minimum score is -10, while the maximum score is 10. The more negative the scores are, the more articles we found on Google that said the ingredient is harmful for your health. The candy scores are just simple average of the ingredient scores.
Read more about our algorithm here.

Candy Name: Pay Day

Candy Score: -0.9

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • corn syrup. Ingredient Score: -6.11

    What the research says about high-fructose corn syrup: Too much added sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup, can affect your health.

  • non fat. Ingredient Score: -1.58

    Is low-fat or full-fat the better choice for dairy products? - Harvard Health: Full-fat dairy products can bring health risks because of the high levels of saturated fat they contain. To ensure good health and good nutrition, it’s important to keep tabs on the amount of saturated fat you eat, and focus on eating a healthy...

  • milk. Ingredient Score: -0.56

    Pros and Cons of Drinking Cow’s Milk: Is milk bad for you, or will it make you strong and healthy? Weigh the pros and cons as you decide what to buy at the supermarket.

  • palm oil. Ingredient Score: -4.67

    Why palm oil is so controversial: The increasing demand for palm oil is leading animals to extinction

  • salt. Ingredient Score: -1.58

    Take it with a grain of salt - Harvard Health: If you are trying to watch your salt intake, pay careful attention to the amount of salt in prepared and processed foods. But not everyone benefits from eating less salt.

  • carrageenan. Ingredient Score: -2.14

    Carrageenan Safety, Side-Effects & How to Avoid It | Wellness Mama: Carrageenan is an additive often found in many natural foods. Research shows a possible link to intestinal and digestive problems. Learn how to avoid it.

  • mono carrageenan. Ingredient Score: -0.67

    Toxic Ingredients in Soft Serve Ice Cream May Make You Think Twice Before Ordering: Editor’s note: This post gets a lot of attention as we transition into warmer weather. Originally posted on July 23, 2013. It is the summer and thoughts change from hot cocoa to ice cream. If…

  • mono diglycerides. Ingredient Score: -1.54

    You May Be Getting More Mono- and Diglycerides Than You Should | Livestrong.com: Mono- and diglycerides are used as emulsifiers in processed foods. Because they're similar to triglycerides, they pose the same risks, including heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

  • egg whites. Ingredient Score: -0.59

    Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites: Eat your yolks, folks

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • soy protein. Ingredient Score: 1.05

    Confused about eating soy? - Harvard Health: Eating soy may not help your heart, but it won’t hurt your heart. It’s high in polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and it’s low in saturated fat.

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • peanuts. Ingredient Score: 6.11

    Eat Peanuts: You May Live Longer: Even the lowly peanut can improve your heart health and add years to your life.

Candy Name: Gushers

Candy Score: -0.28

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil. Ingredient Score: -5.0

    Final Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils: FDA released its’ final determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) are not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

  • maltodextrin. Ingredient Score: -2.22

    The Health Risks of Maltodextrin | Livestrong.com: If you have started reading the ingredients list on your food packaging, you may have noticed a long and unfamiliar word, maltodextrin. It is a common food additive made from starchy foods, such as rice, corn, and wheat.

  • cottonseed oil. Ingredient Score: -1.88

    Is Cottonseed Oil Healthy? | Livestrong.com: While fat previously had a bad reputation due to its high caloric content and association with weight gain, it is now evident that not all fat is created equal. Some types of fat increase cholesterol and heart disease risk, while others decrease it.

  • monoglycerides. Ingredient Score: -1.43

    You May Be Getting More Mono- and Diglycerides Than You Should | Livestrong.com: Mono- and diglycerides are used as emulsifiers in processed foods. Because they're similar to triglycerides, they pose the same risks, including heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

  • sodium citrate. Ingredient Score: -1.82

    Sodium Citrate's Side Effects | Livestrong.com: Sodium citrate is used to treat a condition called metabolic acidosis. In metabolic acidosis, the acidity of the blood, urine and other bodily fluids becomes too high; it occurs when the kidney is excreting too little acid, or the body is producing too much acid.

  • natural flavor. Ingredient Score: -2.5

    Natural Flavors- Added Flavor or Added Risk? - MenuTrinfo:          When we hear the term “natural flavors” we automatically think of healthy, natural food, but few people know what this term actually means. The truth is, natural and artificial flavors are actually extremely similar. They are both manipulated in a lab and injected directly into a food. The main difference is “natural flavors” come from Read this post

  • red 40. Ingredient Score: -4.17

    The Hidden Health Risks of Food Dyes: How bad is Red 40 and more synthetic dyes?

  • xanthan gum. Ingredient Score: -0.59

    Can Xanthan Gum Cause Intestinal Discomfort and Migraines?: Nutrition Assistant, Rachel Naar, raises some concerns regarding the consumption of Xanthan gum which has been researched more closely recently.

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • citric acid. Ingredient Score: 0.56

    Citric Acid Effects on Brain and Liver Oxidative Stress in Lipopolysaccharide-Treated Mice: Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in the greatest amounts in citrus fruits. This study examined the effect of citric acid on endotoxin-induced oxidative stress of the brain and liver. Mice were challenged with a single intraperitoneal dose of lipopolysaccharide ...

  • glycerin. Ingredient Score: 0.59

    EWG Skin Deep® | What is GLYCERIN: EWG’s Skin Deep rates thousands of personal care product ingredients, culled from ingredient labels on products, based on hazard information pulled from the scientific literature and industry, academic and regulatory databases.

  • malic acid. Ingredient Score: 3.64

    What's Behind the Burn of Warheads Extreme Sour Hard Candy: Just looking at a piece of this candy can trigger a response: salivation, a pucker face, bug eyes—your mouth’s preparation for a battle of pH stabilization.

  • ascorbic acid. Ingredient Score: 2.86

  • agar-agar. Ingredient Score: 1.18

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • potassium citrate. Ingredient Score: 5.0

    NOW Supplements, Potassium Citrate 99 mg, Supports Electrolyte Balance and Normal pH*, Essential Mineral, 180 Veg Capsules: Potassium is an essential mineral that is widely distributed among food sources, with especially high levels present in fruits and vegetables. Potassium is critical for the maintenance of normal whole-body and cellular fluid levels, as well as for the maintenance of acid-base balance.* It is also...

Candy Name: Black Cow

Candy Score: -0.93

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • corn syrup. Ingredient Score: -6.11

    What the research says about high-fructose corn syrup: Too much added sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup, can affect your health.

  • high fructose corn syrup. Ingredient Score: -8.24

    What the research says about high-fructose corn syrup: Too much added sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup, can affect your health.

  • partially hydrogenated coconut oil. Ingredient Score: -3.85

    Final Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils: FDA released its’ final determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) are not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

  • salt. Ingredient Score: -1.58

    Take it with a grain of salt - Harvard Health: If you are trying to watch your salt intake, pay careful attention to the amount of salt in prepared and processed foods. But not everyone benefits from eating less salt.

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • sweetened condensed skim milk. Ingredient Score: 0.77

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • chocolate liquor. Ingredient Score: 0.83

  • whey powder. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    5 Reasons Why Whey Protein Is Bad For Your Health - And The Planet: You don't need whey protein to achieve your fitness goals - here's why

  • calcium caseinate. Ingredient Score: 2.5

    Here's Why Should Never Have Dairy Again (+ The 17 Best Plant Sources of Calcium): Exploring the casein cancer link, why it's best to give up all dairy products, and what calcium alternatives the plant-based world has to offer.

  • distilled monoglycerides. Ingredient Score: 0.83

  • artificial flavors. Ingredient Score: 0.0

  • soy lecithin. Ingredient Score: 0.62

    What Are the Dangers of Soy Lecithin Ingestion? | Livestrong.com: Soy lecithin is a common ingredient in hundreds of processed foods, including cereals, pasta, breads, soy milk and many meats. Lecithin is also available as a health supplement; proponents claim that it can benefit the heart, brain, liver and athletic performance.

Good Ingredients in this candy

    None

Candy Name: Cadbury Egg

Candy Score: -1.44

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • corn syrup. Ingredient Score: -6.11

    What the research says about high-fructose corn syrup: Too much added sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup, can affect your health.

  • high fructose corn syrup. Ingredient Score: -8.24

    What the research says about high-fructose corn syrup: Too much added sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup, can affect your health.

  • palm oil. Ingredient Score: -4.67

    Why palm oil is so controversial: The increasing demand for palm oil is leading animals to extinction

  • artificial flavor. Ingredient Score: -1.18

    FDA Removes 7 Synthetic Flavoring Substances from Food Additives List: The FDA is amending its food additive regulations in response to two food additive petitions, to no longer allow for the use of a total of 7 synthetic flavoring substances and flavor enhancers (adjuvants).

  • salt. Ingredient Score: -1.58

    Take it with a grain of salt - Harvard Health: If you are trying to watch your salt intake, pay careful attention to the amount of salt in prepared and processed foods. But not everyone benefits from eating less salt.

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • milk chocolate. Ingredient Score: 4.67

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • nonfat milk. Ingredient Score: 0.62

    Is Skim Milk Making You Fat?: How the "diet" dairy choice is putting your health—and waistline—at risk.

  • soy lecithin. Ingredient Score: 0.62

    What Are the Dangers of Soy Lecithin Ingestion? | Livestrong.com: Soy lecithin is a common ingredient in hundreds of processed foods, including cereals, pasta, breads, soy milk and many meats. Lecithin is also available as a health supplement; proponents claim that it can benefit the heart, brain, liver and athletic performance.

  • sodium carbonate. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    Sodium carbonate poisoning: DefinitionSodium carbonate (known as washing soda or soda ash) is a chemical found in many household and industrial products. This article focuses on poisoning due to sodium carbonate.

Good Ingredients in this candy

    None

Candy Name: Jolly Rancher

Candy Score: -2.32

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • corn syrup. Ingredient Score: -6.11

    What the research says about high-fructose corn syrup: Too much added sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup, can affect your health.

  • natural & artificial flavor. Ingredient Score: -1.05

    Natural Flavors- Added Flavor or Added Risk? - MenuTrinfo:          When we hear the term “natural flavors” we automatically think of healthy, natural food, but few people know what this term actually means. The truth is, natural and artificial flavors are actually extremely similar. They are both manipulated in a lab and injected directly into a food. The main difference is “natural flavors” come from Read this post

  • artificial color red 40. Ingredient Score: -3.75

    FDA Probes Link Between Food Dyes, Behavior: The Food and Drug Administration is meeting Wednesday and Thursday to examine whether artificial food dyes cause hyperactivity in children. Recent studies have drawn this link, causing some experts to call on the FDA to ban the dyes — or at least require a warning label.

  • blue 1. Ingredient Score: -4.55

    Where does blue food dye come from?: The same colorants that are in your blue jeans may also be in your M&Ms

  • yellow 5. Ingredient Score: -4.0

    The Potential Risks of Tartrazine: Learn if tartrazine (or FD&C yellow #5) cause allergic reactions and what other potential concerns exist concerning cancer, brain damage, and more.

  • yellow 6. Ingredient Score: -4.17

    Rainbow Risks: 6 Artificial Food Colors You Need To Know About: Artificial colorings are added to many different foods. They may make your food look pretty, but there can be hidden risks.

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • malic acid. Ingredient Score: 3.64

    What's Behind the Burn of Warheads Extreme Sour Hard Candy: Just looking at a piece of this candy can trigger a response: salivation, a pucker face, bug eyes—your mouth’s preparation for a battle of pH stabilization.

Good Ingredients in this candy

    None

Good candies based on our study

These results are directly from our algorithms reading Google search results. Thus most likely, this will be consistent if you are doing this research yourself via searching on Google. The minimum score is -10, while the maximum score is 10. The more negative the scores are, the more articles we found on Google that said the ingredient is harmful for your health. The candy scores are just simple average of the ingredient scores.
Read more about our algorithm here.

Sucré Artisan Chocolate Bar

Candy Score: 3.26

Bad Ingredients in this candy

    None

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • partially skimmed milk powder. Ingredient Score: 1.82

    5 Reasons to Skip the Skim Milk: From skinny lattes to fat free frozen yogurt, skim milk is seen everywhere as the milk of choice for health conscious people - but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only is skim milk the opposite of delicious, it’s actually not a healthy choice at all. Here’s why you should ignore the skim milk advertising, get off the fat-free bandwagon, and forget everything you think you know about skim milk.

  • soy lecithin. Ingredient Score: 0.62

    What Are the Dangers of Soy Lecithin Ingestion? | Livestrong.com: Soy lecithin is a common ingredient in hundreds of processed foods, including cereals, pasta, breads, soy milk and many meats. Lecithin is also available as a health supplement; proponents claim that it can benefit the heart, brain, liver and athletic performance.

  • whole milk powder. Ingredient Score: 1.25

    Whole vs. Skim: Which Milk Is Better For You?: Researchers have found that skim milk might actually increase your risk for diabetes. So, how much milk fat should you be drinking? Soy, Almond or Coconut: W...

  • vanilla. Ingredient Score: 3.68

    Kitchen Surprises and Cautions: Some ordinary kitchen ingredients can be harmful if children swallow large amounts. Examples include alcohol-based flavoring extracts, oil of wintergreen, and nutmeg. Poppy seeds can cause a positive drug screen if someone eats a lot shortly before a drug test.

  • coffee beans. Ingredient Score: 2.94

    Read This Before You Spend $19 On Bulletproof Coffee Beans: <em>Gizmodo</em> today published a swift and thorough debunking of some of Bulletproof Coffee’s more outrageous health claims.

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • cocoa mass. Ingredient Score: 6.67

    11 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Cocoa Powder: Though it's most famous for its role in chocolate production, cocoa has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. Here are 11 health and nutrition benefits of cocoa powder, backed by science.

  • cocoa butter. Ingredient Score: 9.38

    Cocoa Butter Benefits, Uses, Nutrition Facts and Recipes - Dr. Axe: Besides being a main ingredient in chocolate, cocoa butter is good for healing dry, sensitive skin. Learn about other health benefits, uses and nutrition facts.

Milky Way Marshmallow

Candy Score: 0.83

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • skim milk. Ingredient Score: -0.56

    Is Skim Milk Making You Fat?: How the "diet" dairy choice is putting your health—and waistline—at risk.

  • artificial flavor. Ingredient Score: -1.18

    FDA Removes 7 Synthetic Flavoring Substances from Food Additives List: The FDA is amending its food additive regulations in response to two food additive petitions, to no longer allow for the use of a total of 7 synthetic flavoring substances and flavor enhancers (adjuvants).

  • corn syrup. Ingredient Score: -6.11

    What the research says about high-fructose corn syrup: Too much added sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup, can affect your health.

  • hydrogenated palm kernel oil /or palm oil. Ingredient Score: -6.67

    Trans fat: Double trouble for your heart: Trans fat increases your

  • skim milk. Ingredient Score: -0.56

    Is Skim Milk Making You Fat?: How the "diet" dairy choice is putting your health—and waistline—at risk.

  • salt. Ingredient Score: -1.58

    Take it with a grain of salt - Harvard Health: If you are trying to watch your salt intake, pay careful attention to the amount of salt in prepared and processed foods. But not everyone benefits from eating less salt.

  • egg whites. Ingredient Score: -0.59

    Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites: Eat your yolks, folks

  • artificial flavor. Ingredient Score: -1.18

    FDA Removes 7 Synthetic Flavoring Substances from Food Additives List: The FDA is amending its food additive regulations in response to two food additive petitions, to no longer allow for the use of a total of 7 synthetic flavoring substances and flavor enhancers (adjuvants).

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • lactose. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    What Effects Does Lactose Have on the Human Body? | Livestrong.com: A type of carbohydrate, you'll find lactose in milk and milk products. It is a disaccharide, or a sugar molecule, consisting of two sugars – glucose and galactose.

  • milkfat. Ingredient Score: 1.88

  • soy lecithin. Ingredient Score: 0.62

    What Are the Dangers of Soy Lecithin Ingestion? | Livestrong.com: Soy lecithin is a common ingredient in hundreds of processed foods, including cereals, pasta, breads, soy milk and many meats. Lecithin is also available as a health supplement; proponents claim that it can benefit the heart, brain, liver and athletic performance.

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • milkfat. Ingredient Score: 1.88

  • cocoa powder processed with alkali. Ingredient Score: 0.0

  • lactose. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    What Effects Does Lactose Have on the Human Body? | Livestrong.com: A type of carbohydrate, you'll find lactose in milk and milk products. It is a disaccharide, or a sugar molecule, consisting of two sugars – glucose and galactose.

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • cocoa butter. Ingredient Score: 9.38

    Cocoa Butter Benefits, Uses, Nutrition Facts and Recipes - Dr. Axe: Besides being a main ingredient in chocolate, cocoa butter is good for healing dry, sensitive skin. Learn about other health benefits, uses and nutrition facts.

  • chocolate. Ingredient Score: 6.47

    Chocolate: Health benefits, facts, and research: Who might once have thought that chocolate could be so much more than a delicious but ultimately naughty treat? Well, research continues to show that eating chocolate, especially the dark variety high in cocoa, can have many benefits, including stopping bad cholesterol and cognitive decline. Read on to discover all.

  • malted barley. Ingredient Score: 5.33

    Barley: Nutrition, health benefits, and more: Barley is a whole grain and a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Learn more about barley’s health benefits, and how to prepare and serve it, here.

  • chocolate. Ingredient Score: 6.47

    Chocolate: Health benefits, facts, and research: Who might once have thought that chocolate could be so much more than a delicious but ultimately naughty treat? Well, research continues to show that eating chocolate, especially the dark variety high in cocoa, can have many benefits, including stopping bad cholesterol and cognitive decline. Read on to discover all.

Haribo Starmix

Candy Score: 5.11

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • carnauba wax. Ingredient Score: -0.67

    Dear Everyone: Please Stop Waxing Your Car: You keep using that wax. I do not think it does what you think it does.

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • citric acid. Ingredient Score: 0.56

    Citric Acid Effects on Brain and Liver Oxidative Stress in Lipopolysaccharide-Treated Mice: Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in the greatest amounts in citrus fruits. This study examined the effect of citric acid on endotoxin-induced oxidative stress of the brain and liver. Mice were challenged with a single intraperitoneal dose of lipopolysaccharide ...

  • safflower. Ingredient Score: 2.35

    Why Oil is Bad for You: “Dr. Hyman, I grew up in a house where we used vegetable oil every day to cook with,” writes this week’s house call. “My mom still uses these oils and

  • spirulina. Ingredient Score: 4.71

  • elderberry. Ingredient Score: 4.29

  • blackcurrant. Ingredient Score: 4.67

  • aronia. Ingredient Score: 2.67

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • gelatine. Ingredient Score: 7.37

    You Need to Eat Gelatin. Here Are the Reasons Why. | Chris Kresser: Gelatin is a protein powerhouse that can improve your skin, hair, and bone health. Learn more reasons why you need to eat gelatin.

  • apple. Ingredient Score: 5.0

    Apples: Benefits, nutrition, and tips: Apples contain antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and several other nutrients that may boost heart, brain, and digestive health. Learn more about the benefits of apples and how to include them in the diet here.

  • orange. Ingredient Score: 7.27

    Oranges 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits: This is a detailed article about oranges. What they are, what they look like, along with detailed information on nutrition and health benefits.

  • kiwi. Ingredient Score: 6.67

    Benefits Of Kiwi Fruit: From A Powerhouse Of Antioxidants To Inducing Sleep: While we credit apple as the miracle fruit, kiwi too is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals and works in many ways to give you a nutritional boost.

  • lemon. Ingredient Score: 6.47

    Lemon water 101: What are the benefits of drinking it?: Many people claim that drinking lemon water has powerful health benefits. This article examines the benefits and myths related to lemon water.

  • mango. Ingredient Score: 8.12

    Mangoes: Are They Healthy?: Mangoes are a tropical fruit with many health benefits. Learn how they can help you maintain a healthy weight, improve your digestion, and more.

  • passion fruit. Ingredient Score: 8.57

    Passion fruit: 8 benefits and nutrition: Passion fruit is a round, purple fruit with edible pulp and seeds. In this article, we look at the health benefits and nutritional value of passion fruit.

  • grape. Ingredient Score: 7.06

    Grapes: Health benefits, tips, and risks: People have cultivated grapes for 8,000 years. Grapes come in a range of colors and types, have been turned into jams and jellies, and made into wine. Their nutrients provide a variety of health benefits and may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. They may also reduce high blood pressure and constipation.

  • elderberry extract. Ingredient Score: 5.0

    Elderberry: A Natural Way to Boost Immunity During Cold and Flu Season?: A doctor weighs in on this plant thought to fight the flu

  • beeswax. Ingredient Score: 6.43

    The Surprising Natural Pain Reliever You Must Try: If you're looking for a versatile natural pain reliever that can also improve skin, heart health and more, you must try this surprising gift from nature.

Mentos

Candy Score: 0.08

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • hydrogenated coconut oil. Ingredient Score: -2.0

    Trans fat: Double trouble for your heart: Trans fat increases your

  • natural flavors. Ingredient Score: -2.5

    Natural Flavors- Added Flavor or Added Risk? - MenuTrinfo:          When we hear the term “natural flavors” we automatically think of healthy, natural food, but few people know what this term actually means. The truth is, natural and artificial flavors are actually extremely similar. They are both manipulated in a lab and injected directly into a food. The main difference is “natural flavors” come from Read this post

  • sucrose esters of fatty acids. Ingredient Score: -10.0

  • carnauba wax. Ingredient Score: -0.67

    Dear Everyone: Please Stop Waxing Your Car: You keep using that wax. I do not think it does what you think it does.

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • wheat glucose syrup. Ingredient Score: 0.0

  • rice starch. Ingredient Score: 3.89

  • gellan gum. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    Gums in Foods Causing Health Problems for Many - Natural Health Journals: Could ‘Gums’ in Processed Foods Be Causing Your Digestive or Other Health Problems? If you read ingredient labels on processed foods at the supermarket, you’ve probably noticed that gums are very common additives nowadays. Whether it’s xanthan gum, guar gum,…

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • gum arabic. Ingredient Score: 5.62

    Health Benefits of Gum Arabic and Medical Use: Gum Arabic (GA) is a soluble fiber obtained from Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal trees grown in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Sudan. It is one of t…

  • beeswax. Ingredient Score: 6.43

    The Surprising Natural Pain Reliever You Must Try: If you're looking for a versatile natural pain reliever that can also improve skin, heart health and more, you must try this surprising gift from nature.

Dove Chocolate

Candy Score: 2.18

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • skim milk. Ingredient Score: -0.56

    Is Skim Milk Making You Fat?: How the "diet" dairy choice is putting your health—and waistline—at risk.

  • natural artificial flavors. Ingredient Score: -1.11

    Sweet little lies: How much sugar is it really okay to eat?: The average American consumes almost 20 teaspoons of sugar per day. Do you need a sugar detox?

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • sugar. Ingredient Score: 1.5

    How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body?: Take a look at how the sweet stuff messes with your health, from head to toe.

  • milkfat. Ingredient Score: 1.88

  • lactose. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    What Effects Does Lactose Have on the Human Body? | Livestrong.com: A type of carbohydrate, you'll find lactose in milk and milk products. It is a disaccharide, or a sugar molecule, consisting of two sugars – glucose and galactose.

  • chocolate processed with alkali. Ingredient Score: 1.43

  • soy lecithin. Ingredient Score: 0.62

    What Are the Dangers of Soy Lecithin Ingestion? | Livestrong.com: Soy lecithin is a common ingredient in hundreds of processed foods, including cereals, pasta, breads, soy milk and many meats. Lecithin is also available as a health supplement; proponents claim that it can benefit the heart, brain, liver and athletic performance.

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • cocoa butter. Ingredient Score: 9.38

    Cocoa Butter Benefits, Uses, Nutrition Facts and Recipes - Dr. Axe: Besides being a main ingredient in chocolate, cocoa butter is good for healing dry, sensitive skin. Learn about other health benefits, uses and nutrition facts.

  • chocolate. Ingredient Score: 6.47

    Chocolate: Health benefits, facts, and research: Who might once have thought that chocolate could be so much more than a delicious but ultimately naughty treat? Well, research continues to show that eating chocolate, especially the dark variety high in cocoa, can have many benefits, including stopping bad cholesterol and cognitive decline. Read on to discover all.

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Faguni Gupta

Product Manager

Student at Presentation High School. 
Faguni is a natural leader and she contributed to the website frontend and the data extraction. She helped develop the initial idea for the app. She also enjoys dancing and working out in her free time. 

Favorite Food: All foods that are vegetarian. 

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Full stack

Student at Thornton Middle School.
Sriram is enthusiastic about everything he does and contributed to both the website frontend and backend design as well as data extraction. He enjoys playing basketball and doing speech and debate in his free time. 

Favorite Food: Chow Mein

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Design and frontend

Student at Milpitas High School.
Rithika contributed to the website frontend and the data extraction. She enjoys singing and volunteering in her free time. She also enjoys learning about AI and its applications as much as she loves snacking! 

Favorite Food: Potatoes

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Backend

Student at Francisco Middle School. Justin contributed to the backend design and data extraction. He enjoys [...] in his free time. 

Favorite Food: Bread

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Backend

Student at Westmont High School. Steffi contributed to the backend design and data extraction. She enjoys coding, singing and playing piano in her free time. She also enjoys writing for loops ;)

Favorite Food: Hot Cheetos. 

Michael K. Zhang

Mentor

Dr. Zhang is a Stanford graduate. He taught the team practically everything they know in terms of AI and ML. He enjoys cycling and fishing in his free time. His personal philosophy is that many things are not easy but they are worth the effort in the long run. 

Favorite Food: Fried crispy Calamari with spicy sauce. 

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