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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: Lemonhead

Candy Score: -1.15

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • sucrose. Ingredient Score: -3.08

    Is fructose bad for you? - Harvard Health Blog: High-fructose corn syrup has been blamed for causing the paired epidemics of obesity and diabetes that have swept the U.S. and many other parts of the world. The real problem may be fructose, warned Dr. Robert H. Lustig, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, in a talk at Harvard School of Public Health. Fructose, sometimes called fruit sugar, is just as abundant in refined sugar as it is in high-fructose corn syrup. When the liver metabolizes fructose, it makes triglycerides (a form of fat) and can lead to insulin resistance, a precursor of diabetes. Although researchers haven't completely connected all the dots between high intake of fructose from sugared soft drinks, juices, and sugar-sweetened foods and the onset of diseases like diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the findings so far offer another reason to limit sugary beverages and foods.

  • 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.

  • confectioner's glaze. Ingredient Score: -2.67

    You Eat Bugs (And It Doesn't Bother You At All): Media reports routinely try to gross us out with stories about eating bugs. In fact, without realizing it, most people (including you) eat products made from bugs all the time.

  • natural flvors. Ingredient Score: -2.22

    Perspective | What does ‘natural flavors’ really mean?: The label is ubiquitous in grocery stores. But its definition is murky.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • lemon juice concentrate. Ingredient Score: 0.71

  • modified food starch. Ingredient Score: 0.77

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • gum acacia. Ingredient Score: 5.33

    Acacia Fiber Can Help Digestive Orders and Lower Cholesterol: What is acacia fiber? Get the lowdown on the benefits of this type of soluble fiber. Learn about the uses, research, and possible side effects.

Candy Name: Lemonhead

Candy Score: -1.15

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • sucrose. Ingredient Score: -3.08

    Is fructose bad for you? - Harvard Health Blog: High-fructose corn syrup has been blamed for causing the paired epidemics of obesity and diabetes that have swept the U.S. and many other parts of the world. The real problem may be fructose, warned Dr. Robert H. Lustig, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, in a talk at Harvard School of Public Health. Fructose, sometimes called fruit sugar, is just as abundant in refined sugar as it is in high-fructose corn syrup. When the liver metabolizes fructose, it makes triglycerides (a form of fat) and can lead to insulin resistance, a precursor of diabetes. Although researchers haven't completely connected all the dots between high intake of fructose from sugared soft drinks, juices, and sugar-sweetened foods and the onset of diseases like diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the findings so far offer another reason to limit sugary beverages and foods.

  • 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.

  • confectioner's glaze. Ingredient Score: -2.67

    You Eat Bugs (And It Doesn't Bother You At All): Media reports routinely try to gross us out with stories about eating bugs. In fact, without realizing it, most people (including you) eat products made from bugs all the time.

  • natural flvors. Ingredient Score: -2.22

    Perspective | What does ‘natural flavors’ really mean?: The label is ubiquitous in grocery stores. But its definition is murky.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • lemon juice concentrate. Ingredient Score: 0.71

  • modified food starch. Ingredient Score: 0.77

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • gum acacia. Ingredient Score: 5.33

    Acacia Fiber Can Help Digestive Orders and Lower Cholesterol: What is acacia fiber? Get the lowdown on the benefits of this type of soluble fiber. Learn about the uses, research, and possible side effects.

Candy Name: Pistache

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 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: Laffy Taffy

Candy Score: -2.43

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.

  • palm oil. Ingredient Score: -4.67

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

  • 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.

  • diglycerides. Ingredient Score: -2.14

    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.

  • hydrogenated cottonseed oil. Ingredient Score: -5.33

    This Ingredient Isn't Food, But Most Americans Eat It.: Although several large food corporations are reformulating their products to be more “natural”, there’s still a substance found in many conventional food items that isn’t suitable for human consumption – yet many people unknowingly eat it on a regular basis. It is in crackers, peanut butter, tortillas, chips, nuts, baked goods, fruit snacks, and it’s used at mainstream restaurants.  Cotton is not food. … Read More

  • 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 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).

  • 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

  • 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 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: Pistache

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 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.

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.

Wonka Bar (Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Bar)

Candy Score: 0.93

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • butter. Ingredient Score: -0.53

    Is Butter Actually All That Bad for You?: Is butter bad for you? We consulted a registered dietitian to find out if the spread is actually unhealthy and detrimental to your weight loss goals.

  • palm oil. Ingredient Score: -4.67

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

  • modified cornstarch. Ingredient Score: -0.67

    The Dangers of Eating Cornstarch: Subscribe to our channel: ‪http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=anderson‬ Dr. Mike Dow shows Katrina how dangerous it is to consume cornstarch...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • rice flour. Ingredient Score: 2.35

    Don't fall for "gluten-free" foods made with junk carbs | Dr. William Davis: Gluten-free foods made with "junk carbs" are awful for health and should not be eaten by anyone.

  • 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.

  • corn flour. Ingredient Score: 4.12

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.

Sky Bar

Candy Score: 0.39

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • 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.

  • vanillin. Ingredient Score: -3.85

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

  • 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.

  • butter. Ingredient Score: -0.53

    Is Butter Actually All That Bad for You?: Is butter bad for you? We consulted a registered dietitian to find out if the spread is actually unhealthy and detrimental to your weight loss goals.

  • palm. Ingredient Score: -0.59

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

  • soybean. Ingredient Score: -1.0

    The Dangers of Soy | Paleo Leap: Learn why soy not provides poor nutrition, but also how it could be detrimental to your health and the health of your children.

  • palm kernel). Ingredient Score: -5.0

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

  • artificial & natural flavor. Ingredient Score: -0.53

  • 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

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.

  • chocolate liquor. Ingredient Score: 0.83

  • lecithin. Ingredient Score: 2.22

    5 Soy Lecithin Side Effects And Why You Should AVOID It: Do you know the soy lecithin side effects whenever you consume it as an ingredient in your food? Find out what these effects are and how to avoid them.

  • 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.

  • invert sugar. Ingredient Score: 0.0

  • whole milk. Ingredient Score: 2.0

    Here Are 12 Reasons Why Milk Is Bad for You | PETA Living: Find out how drinking dairy milk is bad for human health, the environment, and—most of all—for cows. You won't believe #1! Click to see the full list.

  • 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.

  • coconut oil. Ingredient Score: 0.56

    Is Coconut Oil Healthy? The Controversy Explained: You probably read the recent headlines…  “Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy” ~ USA Today “Nutrition experts warn coconut oil is on par with beef fat, butter” ~ Chicago Tribune “This popular health food is worse for you than pork lard” ~ Daily Star “Coconut Oil Isn’t As Healthy As We Thought, According … Read More

  • coconut. Ingredient Score: 2.63

    Coconut water isn't as good for you as you think. Here's what you should know.: Coconut water has been touted as a cure-all but experts say that's a myth. Here's what you should know about coconut water.

  • cottonseed. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    Not Just For Cows Anymore: New Cottonseed Is Safe For People To Eat: Cottonseed is full of protein but toxic to humans and most animals. The USDA has approved a genetically engineered cotton with edible seeds. They could eventually feed chickens, fish — or even people.

  • chocolate liquor. Ingredient Score: 0.83

  • 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.

  • 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.

Ferrero Rocher

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.

Charms

Candy Score: 0.83

Bad Ingredients in this candy

  • modified corn starch. Ingredient Score: -0.67

    The Dangers of Eating Cornstarch: Subscribe to our channel: ‪http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=anderson‬ Dr. Mike Dow shows Katrina how dangerous it is to consume cornstarch...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • trisodium phosphate. Ingredient Score: -3.75

    Trisodium phosphate poisoning: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Trisodium phosphate is a strong chemical. Poisoning occurs if you swallow, breathe in, or spill large amounts of this substance on your skin.

  • zinc iron. Ingredient Score: -2.0

    Metals and Mental Health: Deficiencies in zinc can play a role in depression and a new way to enhance lithium may hold promise for bipolar disorder

  • 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

  • whole oat flour. Ingredient Score: 3.57

  • 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.

  • dextrose. Ingredient Score: 1.76

  • 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.

  • corn starch. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    Can You Use Corn Starch in Gluten-Free Recipes? (Yes, But There's an Even Better Alternative): Cornstarch may not be bad for you in small amounts, but it doesn’t contain any nutrients.

  • calcium carbonate. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    Calcium Supplements: Should You Take Them?: Calcium supplements can help you build strong bones. However, they may also cause negative health effects for many people.

  • color added. Ingredient Score: 0.0

    Color Psychology In Marketing: The Complete Guide [Free Download]: Color theory and color psychology in marketing are something content marketers must understand. Color can hurt or hinder content marketing efforts.

  • vitamin c. Ingredient Score: 4.67

    The Vitamin C Myth: There's no doubt that Vitamin C is good for you. But, contrary to popular belief, a mega-dose of Vitamin C is not an effective cold remedy.

  • a b vitamin. Ingredient Score: 1.67

    Vitamin B12 deficiency can be sneaky, harmful - Harvard Health Blog: There are many causes for vitamin B12 deficiency. Surprisingly, two of them are practices often undertaken to improve health: a vegetarian diet and weight-loss surgery.

  • vitamin b6. Ingredient Score: 3.08

  • vitamin b1. Ingredient Score: 2.14

    Are you getting enough vitamin B1 to help fend off Alzheimer's?: Vitamin B1 can reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, but some groups, such as the elderly, aren't getting enough.

  • vitamin a. Ingredient Score: 3.75

    Why vitamin pills don't work, and may be bad for you: We dose up on antioxidants as if they are the elixir of life. At best, many of these supplements are ineffective. At worse, they may just send you to an early grave.

  • a b vitamin. Ingredient Score: 1.67

    Vitamin B12 deficiency can be sneaky, harmful - Harvard Health Blog: There are many causes for vitamin B12 deficiency. Surprisingly, two of them are practices often undertaken to improve health: a vegetarian diet and weight-loss surgery.

  • vitamin b12. Ingredient Score: 0.67

    21 Things You Should Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency: You can eat a ton of veggies and STILL not get enough vitamin B12. Here are the risks, symptoms, and ways to treat a deficiency.

  • vitamin d. Ingredient Score: 1.76

    6 Side Effects of Too Much Vitamin D: Vitamin D is very important for your health, but it is possible to get too much of it. Learn 6 side effects of taking too much vitamin D.

  • wheat starch. Ingredient Score: 2.14

  • vitamin e. Ingredient Score: 2.5

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • gelatin. Ingredient Score: 6.84

    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.

  • vitamin b2. Ingredient Score: 5.71

    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Health Benefits - SelfHacked: Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) may prevent migraines, cataracts, and bone loss. Should you supplement? Find out here.

Candy Corn

Candy Score: 0.02

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.

  • confectioner's glaze. Ingredient Score: -2.67

    You Eat Bugs (And It Doesn't Bother You At All): Media reports routinely try to gross us out with stories about eating bugs. In fact, without realizing it, most people (including you) eat products made from bugs all the time.

  • 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 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).

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • dextrose. Ingredient Score: 1.76

  • 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.

  • red 3. Ingredient Score: 0.0

Good Ingredients in this candy

  • gelatin. Ingredient Score: 6.84

    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.

  • sesame oil. Ingredient Score: 6.25

    Sesame Oil Benefits Blood Pressure: Cooking with sesame oil may lower your blood pressure, a new study shows.

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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