Processed Foods

Cinnamon Hard Candy


Corn Syrup


Natural and Artificial Flavors

Red 40

Nutrition Content

Calories: 60

Fat: 0g

Sodium: 0g

Total Carbohydrate: 16g

Sugar: 10g

Protein: 0g

How it's made...

Corn syrup: Farmers would harvest corn and send it to the wheat mill, and crushed and added to water.

Sugar: Pulled sugar from dead leaves, transferred to a refinery, chopped and shredded, then heated.

Red 40: Food dye

Any healthier options?

Yes, you could try to make your own by melting sugar, and adding in a cinnamon flavoring, so you know exactly what's inside.
How it's made - hard candy


History: 3,000 years ago the art of sugar was growing, and came back in the Middle Ages. the Persians spread sugar cane and that was the beginning of refined sugar candy. There was a small amount of sugar in Europe, and it wasn't used for candy, but manly apothecaries. Apothecaries are similar to modern day pharmacies like CVS or Wall greens. Later on Venetians imported sugar into Arabia.

Ingredients: Candy in known to not perish so all ingredients such as milk are in a powder or dry form. To get the addicting and sticky taste sweeteners are added such as corn syrup, corn sugar, maple sugar ect.

Textures and flavorings: Because milk can go bad in candy or nonperishable foods they use a dry or powdered milk. Fats are also added to hook you, but also make it smooth and colorful. Other ingredients are fruits, nuts, natural flavorings.