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How candy moved from luxury good to cheap everyday snack...and why a few jellybeans can be a good thing


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Prof. Samira Kawash has written a fascinating cultural history of candy: "Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure." Dick spoke with her Feb. 21 to learn more about how candy has evolved from a rare treat to integral part of our diets, and why people have such mixed feelings about sugar and candy. Check out her website and read more at


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