Chocolate vs. Candy
November 18, 2022
Chocolate out-votes candy
Many think chocolate is candy, but chocolate is not necessarily candy by definition since it is made of cocoa beans, a natural plant. Whether or not chocolate is considered candy is a personal preference.
Main point is chocolate is better than sour or chewy candy in my opinion because it has much less sugar and tastes just as good. It’s perfect for a snack, dessert, or just a craving. According to nationaldaycalendar.com and Nourish by WebMD, chocolate has many more health benefits. Chocolate boosts focus and energy levels, supports functions of the heart, lowers blood pressure, helps protect cells from inflammation, improves brain function, boosts immune and cardiovascular health, and cocoa is rich in good nutrients.
Chocolate is in general the perfect craving that doesn’t leave the bad feeling about eating too much compared to sugary candy. The creamy, rich taste is better than a sour, sticky treat.
Candy is mainly made up of sugar. While candy has a diverse number of flavors and textures, so does chocolate. There’s Crunch, Kit Kat, Reese’s, M&M’s, Hershey bars, Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Rolo, Dove bars, Milky Way, Almond Joy, Butterfinger, and the list goes on. I understand not everyone is a chocolate lover, but who doesn’t love to receive a big bar of chocolate, especially the World’s Finest Chocolate; the ones they sell in school.
Anyway, chocolate can be used in a variety of ways such as baking, drinks, garnishes, or in desserts like brownies, cakes, cookies, ice cream and chocolate fountains. You can also have chocolate covered fruits, pretzels, or marshmallows.
Additionally, chocolate doesn’t stick to teeth as much as other candies do, which means fewer cavities.
Don’t get me wrong, I love sour, chewy candy, but chocolate treats are simply better. Chocolate beats any sour or sweet candy 100%.
Besides, receiving a king size bar of chocolate is better than a handful of candies.
Even though both should be eaten in moderation, having more chocolate is not as bad as having a lot of candy.
Candy out-flavors chocolate
Maybe it’s a family member, maybe it’s a friend, either way, a conversation is brought up every year around the fall season or Halloween on whether sugary candy is overall better than chocolate candies.
There’s a reason why nobody walks around snacking on chocolate chips or candy bars.I see kids asking for Jolly Ranchers or Sour Patch kids not just because they’re better than chocolates but their prices are becoming cheaper than chocolate brands and more readily available.
Part of the rising prices is due to the recent inflation in the United States and the limited options available for chocolate.
Some of these chocolates also have higher saturated fat and fructose intake making them less healthy in some circumstances according to www.healthline.com.
Eating too much of it can lead to extreme caffeine-related symptoms like a faster heartbeat, nervousness, and sleeplessness.
Meanwhile, customers can choose from a large selection of candy that includes quicker sugar breakdowns, chewy kinds like Starbursts and Skittles or softer candies like Lifesaver Gummies and AirHeads. Or a sour flavor or treats with sprinkles instead of just chocolate.
Another aspect of enjoying non-chocolate candy is that chocolate sometimes comes with just one singular piece of chocolate.
With candies, almost all come in a box of candy that can have a customer coming back for more and more and the customer can reseal their packages/boxes whenever they like.
Candies should be rated overall better than chocolate sweets due to availability, prices, tastes, variety, and much more as there are just too many better flavors than milk or dark chocolate.
Trick-or-treaters should be excited over new and old candies that provide a big enough sugar rush to fulfill them this Halloween and not boring chocolate.