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(Popular Science)   Big Candy is at it again. Suck it, haters   (popsci.com) divider line 63
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2013-05-21 07:18:07 AM  
Well yeah, the flavors are cherry, orange, banana, and grape. Nothing wrong with taking in more fruits.
 
2013-05-21 07:32:45 AM  
What is with the weird narratives in the food articles. It's feaking me out.

/science lady said "in moderation"
 
2013-05-21 07:36:38 AM  
Moderation be damnned!  These fine folks are the new messiah!
 
2013-05-21 07:36:45 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Well yeah, the flavors are cherry, orange, banana, and grape purple. Nothing wrong with taking in more fruits.


A wise man told me purple was a fruit.
 
2013-05-21 07:40:54 AM  
Big Candy says...
celebgreat.com
suck me, later.
 
2013-05-21 07:42:10 AM  
I wondered where all those tobacco scientists went...
 
2013-05-21 07:43:59 AM  
Awesome! Now I can eat three Snickers for lunch!
 
2013-05-21 07:44:33 AM  
Big Candy in league with Big Dental?
 
2013-05-21 07:45:28 AM  
It's not the candy that makes people fat. It's the shiat they're eating at mealtimes that's full of calories and the drinks they're gulping.

150 calories in a candy bar wouldn't be too bad if they weren't already eating 4000 calories every day.
 
2013-05-21 07:47:04 AM  

Kristoph57: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Well yeah, the flavors are cherry, orange, banana, and grape purple. Nothing wrong with taking in more fruits.

A wise man told me purple was a fruit.


also rasberries are blue
 
2013-05-21 07:48:17 AM  
If it fits your macros for the day, it won't make you fat. Too many calories makes you fat, not a particular food
 
2013-05-21 07:49:57 AM  
Headline made me wonder if the bastards were going to try to redefine "chocolate" again.
 
2013-05-21 07:52:30 AM  
Here comes the science.
 
2013-05-21 07:52:42 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Well yeah, the flavors are cherry, orange, banana, and grape. Nothing wrong with taking in more fruits.


i got hooked on haribo peach slices while stationed in germany...you know the kind that are covered in big crystals of sugar...but they're SOOOOOO stinkin' good that i'd eat a whole bag in one sitting!  i would jokingly justify this by saying it was my fruit intake for the day.

/jokingly
//no 1 thing will make you fat, but the wrong things over and over will
///fat
 
2013-05-21 07:53:25 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: 150 calories in a candy bar


Where are these 150 calorie candy bars you speak of?
 
2013-05-21 07:53:57 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's not the candy that makes people fat. It's the shiat they're eating at mealtimes that's full of calories and the drinks they're gulping.

150 calories in a candy bar wouldn't be too bad if they weren't already eating 4000 calories every day.


Exactly.  At 15 calories/teaspoon, sugar is not really the core of the problem for most adults.  It's the  1000 calorie breakfasts,  1500 calorie lunches, 500calorie snacks, and 2000 calorie dinners.

The only time I see candy and sugary drinks playing a pivotal role in obesity is with kids, and frankly that starts with the parents giving them 400 calories worth of juice every day without thinking about it.
 
2013-05-21 07:57:16 AM  
This just in, people who eat large amounts of candy consume other unhealthy food that lead to weight gain.
 
2013-05-21 07:57:20 AM  
Sweet.
 
2013-05-21 07:57:29 AM  
He disagrees:
 
2013-05-21 07:57:45 AM  

kwame: AverageAmericanGuy: 150 calories in a candy bar

Where are these 150 calorie candy bars you speak of?


improveyouraim.com

/hot
//like melted chocolate
 
2013-05-21 07:57:46 AM  

kwame: AverageAmericanGuy: 150 calories in a candy bar

Where are these 150 calorie candy bars you speak of?


You get them on Halloween, they're called Bit O'Honey, Necco Wafers and candy corn.

/How those bastards were able to call candy corn a "candy bar" is an outrage
 
2013-05-21 08:00:06 AM  

frizzantik: improveyouraim.com


Those aren't candy bars.  They're candy bar-like treats.

tommyl66: You get them on Halloween, they're called Bit O'Honey, Necco Wafers and candy corn.


Candy corn is a chocolate cake personally baked by Kate Upton compared to circus peanuts.
 
2013-05-21 08:02:30 AM  
I do like that Mars stopped make King Size candy bars and instead makes the same sized bar in two pieces as "2toGo."

That won't encourage me to eat half, dummies.  It just gives a stopping point to take a breather before mowing down the second half of the bar.
 
2013-05-21 08:03:52 AM  
epicnutritiontoday.com
 
2013-05-21 08:04:49 AM  
My 'perfect' cousins (you know, the one's your mom always wishes you were as good as) ate almost nothing but candy as kids. They were never fat (never looked terribly healthy either, kinda like pale vampire victims drained of blood). They were always running around doing stuff though.
 
2013-05-21 08:06:02 AM  
The results of the study aren't really surprising at all. Everyone knows that being over weight is the result of biological factors such as a slow metabolism, low thyroid and big bones.
 
2013-05-21 08:06:53 AM  

kwame: I do like that Mars stopped make King Size candy bars and instead makes the same sized bar in two pieces as "2toGo."

That won't encourage me to eat half, dummies.  It just gives a stopping point to take a breather before mowing down the second half of the bar.


Also the perfect time to have a large coke to get the energy to conquer that 2nd piece.
 
2013-05-21 08:09:50 AM  
...Who runs this Association?...
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-21 08:10:03 AM  
Candy "...was not associated with the risk of obesity..."  However, it was associated with the CERTAINTY of obesity.
 
2013-05-21 08:12:04 AM  

tommyl66: kwame: AverageAmericanGuy: 150 calories in a candy bar

Where are these 150 calorie candy bars you speak of?

You get them on Halloween, they're called Bit O'Honey, Necco Wafers and candy corn.

/How those bastards were able to call candy corn a "candy bar" is an outrage


It's like calling ketchup, or catsup, a vegetable.
 
2013-05-21 08:14:44 AM  
Oh thank God... now I can quit even trying to make dinners with vegetables and meat.

My future diet shall consist of naught but Candy Corn, Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm....
 
2013-05-21 08:19:07 AM  

MythDragon: Also the perfect time to have a large coke to get the energy to conquer that 2nd piece.


I find that Dr. Pepper is the better complement to Snickers.

Cheerwine with a Baby Ruth is like cabernet and a ribeye.
 
2013-05-21 08:26:49 AM  

bubbadave1056: Candy "...was not associated with the risk of obesity..."  However, it was associated with the CERTAINTY of obesity.


Heh...it's all in how you chose your control group...fat people in the study, REALLY fat people as controls...
 
2013-05-21 08:28:05 AM  
Look, who would know more about the effects of candy than the good people of the American candy industry? I mean, if you're dead, you can't buy candy.
 
2013-05-21 08:28:16 AM  

Yugoboy: Oh thank God... now I can quit even trying to make dinners with vegetables and meat.

My future diet shall consist of naught but Candy Corn, Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm....



imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-05-21 08:30:28 AM  

Yugoboy: Oh thank God... now I can quit even trying to make dinners with vegetables and meat.

My future diet shall consist of naught but Candy Corn, Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm....


You should stick to the four main food groups: Candy, Candy cane, Candy corn and Syrup.
 
2013-05-21 08:31:46 AM  
I'll eat Spree till I have a sugar hangover.
 
2013-05-21 08:32:07 AM  
B-b-but... I like my sugar with coffee and cream!
 
2013-05-21 08:33:46 AM  

Yugoboy: Oh thank God... now I can quit even trying to make dinners with vegetables and meat.

My future diet shall consist of naught but Candy Corn, Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm....


I love the Cadbury, but I can't manage to eat them anytime other than easter.  I don't know why, but the sugary deliciousness is only tasty in March and April.

/The local store still has "Scream Eggs" leftover from Halloween last year.
//I got one, the magic just wasn't there.
 
2013-05-21 08:37:21 AM  

vudukungfu: I'll eat Spree till I have a sugar hangover.


ahhhhhh high school...that was a common thing for me then...especially when spree was one of those things someone was selling for a fundraiser

Mister Peejay: B-b-but... I like my sugar with coffee and cream!


one lonely beastie i be
 
2013-05-21 08:39:22 AM  
v017o.popscreen.com

Big Kandy also likes her Twinkies
 
2013-05-21 08:41:32 AM  
These are pretty awesome.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-21 08:41:41 AM  

nmemkha: [v017o.popscreen.com image 640x480]

Big Kandy also likes her Twinkies


then why does she look so disappointed?
 
2013-05-21 08:42:32 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's not the candy that makes people fat. It's the shiat they're eating at mealtimes that's full of calories and the drinks they're gulping.

150 calories in a candy bar wouldn't be too bad if they weren't already eating 4000 calories every day.


150 calories could be as much as 10% of a person's recommended caloric intake, depending on their weight and activity level.

One of the main contributing factors to my major weight gain a few years back was a little habit I developed of drinking a can of Coke every work shift. A can of regular Coke contains about 130 calories, so at 5 shifts a week I was taking in an extra 650 calories a week. There were other issues, as well (my physical activity was nil and in general my eating habits weren't great), but the soda was the real evil.

// Lost all that weight and then some, am at my thinnest since reaching adulthood and just ran my first marathon.
 
2013-05-21 08:45:01 AM  
Candy thread! Excellent! My favourite Jolly Rancher flavours are grape, sour apple, cherry, grape, and watermelon.
 
2013-05-21 08:45:01 AM  

mike_d85: nmemkha: [v017o.popscreen.com image 640x480]

Big Kandy also likes her Twinkies

then why does she look so disappointed?


They only gave her one box =(
 
2013-05-21 08:46:00 AM  

mike_d85: nmemkha: [v017o.popscreen.com image 640x480]

Big Kandy also likes her Twinkies

then why does she look so disappointed?


probably because you cant get twinkies any more
 
2013-05-21 08:53:20 AM  
Sweet!   said the dentist...
 
2013-05-21 08:57:00 AM  
Candy doesn't make you fat.  Being a lazy bum makes you fat.  Burn more than what you eat = weight loss.  Burn around the same amount as you eat=maintain weight.  Burn less than what you eat = weight gain.  <--- Billion dollar industry in 26 words.
 
2013-05-21 08:59:37 AM  

PunkTiger: Candy thread! Excellent! My favourite Jolly Rancher flavours are grape, sour apple, cherry, grape, and watermelon.


You said "grape" twice...
 
2013-05-21 09:02:43 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: PunkTiger: Candy thread! Excellent! My favourite Jolly Rancher flavours are grape, sour apple, cherry, grape, and watermelon.

You said "grape" twice...


i418.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 09:04:48 AM  
Scientist does study.
Journalist reports on study.
Biblical conservative attacks study based on journalist's report.
Sound familiar?
 
2013-05-21 09:04:50 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: PunkTiger: Candy thread! Excellent! My favourite Jolly Rancher flavours are grape, sour apple, cherry, grape, and watermelon.

You said "grape" twice...


I really like grape.
 
2013-05-21 09:05:22 AM  
I want to go into the boobs industry, then I can be "Big Boobs".

Actually the language nut in me is fascinated that the word big can also mean evil.
 
2013-05-21 09:05:47 AM  

nmemkha: [v017o.popscreen.com image 640x480]

Big Kandy also likes her Twinkies



Didn't think it would come that early, but maybe I'm done with the internet today
 
2013-05-21 09:11:28 AM  

bungle_jr: i got hooked on haribo peach slices while stationed in germany...you know the kind that are covered in big crystals of sugar...but they're SOOOOOO stinkin' good that i'd eat a whole bag in one sitting! i would jokingly justify this by saying it was my fruit intake for the day.

/jokingly
//no 1 thing will make you fat, but the wrong things over and over will
///fat


Yeah...for awhile I was hooked on the Ritter Sport bars. For some reason it was really easy to eat the entire thing in one sitting...and then there are so many different kinds that it's easy to do over and over...
 
2013-05-21 09:16:50 AM  

Fromageball: bungle_jr: i got hooked on haribo peach slices while stationed in germany...you know the kind that are covered in big crystals of sugar...but they're SOOOOOO stinkin' good that i'd eat a whole bag in one sitting! i would jokingly justify this by saying it was my fruit intake for the day.

/jokingly
//no 1 thing will make you fat, but the wrong things over and over will
///fat

Yeah...for awhile I was hooked on the Ritter Sport bars. For some reason it was really easy to eat the entire thing in one sitting...and then there are so many different kinds that it's easy to do over and over...


i'd eat the kinder country bars...they have some granola in them...therefore: healthy. right?
 
2013-05-21 09:23:35 AM  

AngryTeacher: Awesome! Now I can eat three Snickers for lunch!


I did that once in high school, only they were Three Muskateers. Until that day, I'd never before gotten sick because of candy.
 
2013-05-21 10:37:40 AM  
...so, CSB... candy scientist lady is my friend and former roommate.  Going to visit her is magical because she raids their massive candy closet for me, so I can get a fill of all the sweet, sweet fruity-chewy food group that I so desire.

/note they say "in moderation"
//not "eat all the candy all the time"
 
2013-05-21 11:08:50 AM  

kwame: frizzantik: improveyouraim.com

Those aren't candy bars.  They're candy bar-like treats.

tommyl66: You get them on Halloween, they're called Bit O'Honey, Necco Wafers and candy corn.

Candy corn is a chocolate cake personally baked by Kate Upton compared to circus peanuts.


Circus peanuts are an abomination.  A crime against society.  I would see their inventor's head upon a pike.
 
2013-05-21 12:28:25 PM  

INeedAName: This just in, people who eat large amounts of candy consume other unhealthy food that lead to weight gain.


While true, it is also that they looked at the frequency at which candy was consumed. If I eat 2 candybars a week at 9pm on monday and thursday that would be the same frequency as a person eating 2 bags of candybars at the same time.

One of those is likely to get fat, the other isn't. They need a redo for quantity, but that wouldn't fit the narrative they are trying to build.
 
2013-05-21 01:27:16 PM  
I find this article funny because I am extremely skinny and I mostly eat candy and sugary drinks all day. I dont eat much "real" food except when I prepare my dinner every night.Anyone who knows how calories interact with your body knows full well how true the article is.

Sugar is not the problem, not even close.
 
2013-05-21 02:31:54 PM  

nmemkha: mike_d85: nmemkha: [v017o.popscreen.com image 640x480]

Big Kandy also likes her Twinkies

then why does she look so disappointed?

They only gave her one box =(


is that Kandy Krowley?
 
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