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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: Blow Pop

Candy Score: -1.09

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.

  • gum base. Ingredient Score: -2.31

    6 Disturbing Side Effects of Chewing Gum - organic.org: By Dr. Mercola The US is among the top three countries with the highest rates of chewing gum consumption worldwide. In the US, 59 percent of people chew gum, surpassed only by Iran (82 percent) and Saudi Arabia (79 percent) (a primary reason why the Middle East may have more gum chewers than the US …

  • artificial colors. Ingredient Score: -4.67

    Food Coloring Is Probably Bad for Us. It’s Also Unnecessary. Why Hasn’t the FDA Banned It?: In Britain, McDonald’s fries have four ingredients: potatoes, vegetable oil, dextrose, and salt. In the U.S., McDonald’s fries have a whopping 19...

  • bht. Ingredient Score: -3.33

    The Dirty Dozen: BHA and BHT - David Suzuki Foundation: Used mainly in moisturizers and makeup as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disruptors and may cause cancer (BHA). Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

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 ...

  • starch. Ingredient Score: 1.05

    The Hungry Microbiome: why resistant starch is good for you: Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in Australia. Research shows that eating fibre rich in resistant starch is one way we can combat this threat. T...

  • artificial flavors. Ingredient Score: 0.0

  • 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.

  • turmeric coloring. Ingredient Score: 1.67

Good Ingredients in this candy

    None

Candy Name: Bit-O-Honey

Candy Score: -0.36

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.

  • hydrogenated coconut oil. Ingredient Score: -2.0

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

  • 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

  • canola /or safflower /or palm oil. Ingredient Score: -0.67

    Eating vegetable oils could lead to fatigue, migraines and dementia: In the middle of the 20th century, concerned by the growing heart-attack epidemic, Americans ditched butter and other saturated fats in favor of vegetable oils. According to Dr. Catherine Shanahan,…

  • modified soy protein. Ingredient Score: -0.59

    How Soy Can Kill You and Save Your Life: EATING SOY CAN KILL YOU! Scan the media reports and surf the Internet, and you're bound to come across scary claims that would lead you to believe this is true.

  • 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

  • tbhq citric acid. Ingredient Score: -2.73

    TBHQ: What is it and is it dangerous? | BestFoodFacts.org: What is TBHQ and does it contain toxic gas? A food scientist explains why this additive shows up in crackers and if you should be worried about it.

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.

  • 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.

  • honey. Ingredient Score: 3.68

    The bittersweet truth about honey is that it isn’t very healthy: It has a bit more calories per serving than sugar and evidence for it as a cure is mixed.

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • almonds. Ingredient Score: 6.67

    Almonds: Health benefits, nutrition, and risks: Almonds can be nutritious and tasty as a snack, and almond milk is a useful dairy substitute. Find out about the benefits, nutritional value, and risks of almonds.

Candy Name: Jujubes

Candy Score: -2.15

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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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).

  • red 40. Ingredient Score: -4.17

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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.

  • modified food starch. Ingredient Score: 0.77

  • white mineral oil. Ingredient Score: 1.43

Good Ingredients in this candy

    None

Candy Name: Fun Dip

Candy Score: -2.43

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • 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.

  • calcium stearate. Ingredient Score: -1.43

  • 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

  • blue 1 lake. Ingredient Score: -6.67

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

  • blue 2 lake. Ingredient Score: -3.33

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

  • red 40 lake. Ingredient Score: -4.62

    Red #40 – A Colorful Killer - StopKillingMyKids.com: Manufacturers use artificial dyes to make our foods look more appealing and fresher. Unfortunately, many of these food dies are very dangerous to our health. Red #40 is one of these harmful food additives; in fact, it’s the most commonly used artificial coloring used in foods. Many people have had…

  • 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.

Okay Ingredients in this candy

  • dextrose. Ingredient Score: 1.76

  • 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 ...

  • artificial flavors. Ingredient Score: 0.0

Good Ingredients in this candy

    None

Candy Name: Chick-O-Stick

Candy Score: -1.19

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • bht. Ingredient Score: -3.33

    The Dirty Dozen: BHA and BHT - David Suzuki Foundation: Used mainly in moisturizers and makeup as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disruptors and may cause cancer (BHA). Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

  • toasted coconut-contains sodium metabisulfite-a preservative. Ingredient Score: -1.25

    9 Food Additives That May Cause an Adverse Reaction: Find out more about the different types of reactions to food additives, what to look for, and the nine most common additives to cause reactions.

  • 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).

  • color includes yellow 5. Ingredient Score: -5.38

    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.

  • red 40. Ingredient Score: -4.17

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

  • 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

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.

  • peanut butter. Ingredient Score: 1.0

    Is Peanut Butter Good For You? 8 Reasons To Ditch It: Is peanut butter good for you? 🥜 You may think peanut butter is healthy because the label on the back of the jar tells the story of a ketogenic winner: you’ll find a decent chunk of fat, a bit of protein and even a few grams of fiber in every serving. But don’t be fooled by peanut butter’s charm. Because once you dig into this nightmare masquerading as health food, you’ll realize what a total disaster peanut butter is for your body. 🙈 So in this guide, you’ll learn eight reasons to keep more than a selfie stick away from peanut butter -- and healthier nut butter options you can choose on a ketogenic diet. Check it out now before you start making those back-to-school lunches: 👇👇👇👇

  • 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 ...

  • titanium dioxide. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    Titanium dioxide in food linked to gut health effects: Findings add new twist to TiO2 classification debate

  • 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

  • sodium bicarbonate. Ingredient Score: 5.88

    Baking Soda Benefits: 11 Health And Beauty Benefits To Look Out For!: An inexpensive purchase, baking soda is power-packed with antacid properties and is known to be a great alkalising agent. It is known to have many antiseptic properties along with being an amazing exfoliator

  • nonfat dry milk powder. Ingredient Score: 5.0

    NOW Foods, Organic Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder with Protein and Calcium, Product of The USA, 12-Ounce: NOW Real Food Organic Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder is dehydrated milk with only the cream and water removed. It's ideal for baking since it has a much longer shelf life than liquid milk, typically several months at room temperature. Properly stored in a cool, dry place Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder can last...

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.

Nut Lovers

Candy Score: 1.91

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • 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.

  • pgpr. Ingredient Score: -2.0

    PGPR in my CHOCOLATE BAR! - Try Living Beyond Organic: I looked and there it was, PGPR in my Chocolate Bar! What in the world is PGPR? I found my self stumped because I had never seen this ingredient before in my life and I am an avid label reader. I rushed up the stairs to my office and googled it...

  • vanillin. Ingredient Score: -3.85

    The Problem with Vanilla: After vowing to go natural, food brands face a shortage of the favored flavor  

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.

  • 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.

  • milk fat. Ingredient Score: 1.76

    The truth about fats: the good, the bad, and the in-between - Harvard Health: Image: vasata/Getty ImagesWhy are trans fats bad for you, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats good for you, and saturated fats somewhere in-between? For years, fat was a four-letter word. We were urged to banish it from our diets whenever possib...

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Skor

Candy Score: 2.46

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • 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.

  • artificial flavour. Ingredient Score: -1.11

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • milk ingredients. Ingredient Score: 2.78

    The scary new science that shows milk is bad for you: Evidence suggests dairy doesn't do a body good—so why does the government still push three servings a day?

  • milk soy. Ingredient Score: 1.05

    Is Soy Milk Bad for You?: Soy milk is a popular dairy alternative for people who are lactose-intolerant, but research indicates that it can negatively affect your health in many ways.

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.

  • unsweetened chocolate. Ingredient Score: 5.0

    Why You Should Fall for Cocoa: Unsweetened cocoa powder can be used in myriad ways in the kitchen, adding a depth of rich flavor. 

  • chopped almonds. Ingredient Score: 7.69

    Ten Easy Ways to Use Sliced Almonds in Your Next Meal: Almonds are truly a superfood! They provide healthy protein, fat and fiber along with antioxidants, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium. When part of a healthy diet it appears almonds can decrease the risk for heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels.

  • almonds. Ingredient Score: 6.67

    Almonds: Health benefits, nutrition, and risks: Almonds can be nutritious and tasty as a snack, and almond milk is a useful dairy substitute. Find out about the benefits, nutritional value, and risks of almonds.

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.

Bueno

Candy Score: 1.65

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • skim milk powder. Ingredient Score: -1.67

    Why skim milk isn’t necessarily better: Restricting calories, we now know, leads to temporary weight loss as the metabolism adjusts to weight-loss by slowing down. Fat isn’t making us fat.

  • anhydrous milk fat. Ingredient Score: -1.25

  • soy. Ingredient Score: -1.0

    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.

  • vanillin. Ingredient Score: -3.85

    The Problem with Vanilla: After vowing to go natural, food brands face a shortage of the favored flavor  

  • modified palm oil. Ingredient Score: -3.85

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

  • skim milk powder. Ingredient Score: -1.67

    Why skim milk isn’t necessarily better: Restricting calories, we now know, leads to temporary weight loss as the metabolism adjusts to weight-loss by slowing down. Fat isn’t making us fat.

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.

  • sunflower lecithin. Ingredient Score: 3.33

  • 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.

  • wheat flour. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    Whole Wheat Is No Healthier than White Bread, Food Scientists Claim: And it may actually be worse for you.

  • milk powder. Ingredient Score: 0.62

    The hidden dangers of protein powders - Harvard Health: Protein powder supplements can harbor health risks. They may have hidden unhealthy ingredients, such as added sugars and too many calories. Some research has found that many protein powders contain heavy metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury), ...

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.

  • cocoa mass. Ingredient Score: 6.67

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AI Camp Team

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. 

Sriram Natarajan

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

Sai Rithika Sivakumar

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

Justin Lee

Backend

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

Favorite Food: Bread

Steffi Matthew

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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