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Dentist Delight - Episode 98

Dentist Delight - Episode 98

Lollipops, Cotton Candy, Toffee Apples and Hard Candy... we love 'em. But, do they love us? 

Hard candies have been around for about 130 years. The industry continues to be one of the great innovators. These attractive rainbow coloured delights have us queuing up for more. Don't be surprised if at the end of the line is a person in a white coat saying "open wide".  That person would be your dentist, benefiting from your candy infused cavities. As it happens, dentists and candy have a relationship that goes beyond just filling holes in teeth. 

So three advisories:
1. Enjoy them.
2. Flush the sugar out of your mouth as soon as possible.
3. Pay attention as we list the other nasties that can also do damage. 
August 10, 2022 — Anna Purtill
Tags: Candy Lollies
Retro Candy - Episode 43

Retro Candy - Episode 43

This episode should be a lovely walk through our various childhoods. Even though we start back in 1847, we will eventually get to your decade. Of course if you are younger than 30 then you are not going to qualify for retro anyway.

Before we started recording, we raided the shop and laid out in chronological order a heap of product. Throughout the pod Phil and Barbara grab the occasional packet and reminisce.  

As discussed in other episodes, the 1920's was an amazing decade of innovation and candy was a part of that incredible growth. As expected there are have been some candy casualties but there will be a lot of familiar names.

Some questions answered along the way are, what does Necco stand for, what candy wrapper did Salvador Dali create and what is the oldest candy still in production.

Another fun episode summed up beautifully by the sign-off thanks to Ryan Gosling. 
July 21, 2021 — Phil Bertino
Tags: Candy