Candy is basically sugar dissolved in water and concentrated through boiling. With more heat, more of the water evaporates and the result is generally the hard and brittle types of candies. Soft candies are made in lower temperatures.
In the past candy was used as part of a medicine. It served as the sweet coating that would make an otherwise unpleasant tasting but medicinal herb or spice easier to swallow. As the production of sugar became cheaper and more methods for manufacturing candy were invented and became available, candy and similar products became dessert or snack food on their own.
The Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends that you avoid eating candy as much as possible. Besides providing nothing but empty calories, the sugar and additional ingredients carry certain health risks.
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