I know I am odd, but it seems that many of these candies you mention are ones that I really really like, for instance: cinnamon - love anything with this flavor; wintergreen - my favorite of the peppermint group; and real black licorice I adore.
The one I think should be the evilest is candy cigarettes - not only do these things taste horrible - but for obvious reasons what they represent. I do remember getting them when I was a kind and you would blow on them in your mouth and what looked like smoke would come out and then you would eat this stick.
these are horrible candies - they are sliced to resemble slices of various fruits that are jelly like dipped in sugar. They are just as horrible to eat as they are to view.
Wed 5 Dec, 2018 12:19 pm
For many years I would eat the horriblest, nastiest, candy offered me, if it was all that was available. I had no self control, because back then, any candy was better than no candy. These days, I rarely eat any, and the stuff I detest gets the cold shoulder.
Wed 5 Dec, 2018 01:49 pm
Re the licorice, wasn't so much addressing the cancer aspect, but arrhythmias.