Candy Buttons


This candy is probably one of the most symbolic candies ever, at least in America (and maybe for some people in Canada). It’s symbolic because it’s been around for a very long time, but also because it’s so simple looking and very colourful. While this candy certainly has a visual symbolism, it’s probably worth investigating if it’s fun to eat as well.

I think out of almost any candy in the world, this one will give you the most fibre of them all. Why, you might ask? Well, the little buttons are notorious for not separating from the paper, so you always end up with a bit of paper on the back. We can get a man on the moon but we will never ever be able to separate paper and candy from the Candy Buttons. You know what? I don't mind at all.

The first thing I noticed when I ate a red candy was the real lack of flavour, so I tried a yellow one just to see if I could maybe get something to compare against it. Still nothing. Pretty much these things are coloured sugar dots. A little flavour might make them more interesting, but I don't know if that goes against the traditional aspects of this candy. Maybe you could try making a special batch and see how it goes. It's really hard to hate a candy that has stuck with a simple and strange idea for so many years. Sure, it may not rank high in taste, but novelty is sometimes my favourite category.