Sugar = Comfort

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Wow! According to the NY Times, despite the current recession, sugar is comforting to the soul.

“As unemployment has risen, Americans, particularly adults, have been consuming growing volumes of candy, from Mary Janes and Tootsie Rolls to Gummy Bears.”

People have actually put candy into their budgets, as it is a stress reliever when times are tough. According to the New York Times, this has happened in the past too. Candy allows us to remember when times were good before bankruptcies and bailouts.

“Candy has become an affordable escape.” It’s something sweet, comforting, and, however momentarily, it boosts our spirits and our energy levels.

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