The Best Candy Colors And Flavors

The Definitive Ranking Of Candy Colors

No matter the candy, this list holds true.

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There is simply no feeling better than taking a bite of your favorite candy. It can pick you up after a horrible day and remind you that there is at least a little bit of good left in this world, or it can make an already good day even better. Either way, candy is usually the answer.

Of course, candy can more or less be separated into two different categories: fruit flavored and chocolate. Fruit flavored candies generally come in several different colors, with each color maintaining a different flavor, and therefore a unique candy experience. However, when it comes to these different flavors of candy, the same pattern holds true no matter what the candy is, with the same colors and flavors always superior to the other ones. Here is the definitive ranking of candy colors, a ranking that holds true for everything from Skittles to Starbursts.

1. Blue

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Blue is just the best, that's really all there is to it. Anytime that a candy comes in blue, that flavor is essentially superior to all else. Maybe your favorite color is blue, maybe it's not. But you can't deny that blue candy, typically with the flavor of blue raspberry but occasionally blueberry, is pretty much always better than everything other flavor. The only downside is that not every single candy comes in blue. The majority of them do, but not all of them, making blue into a somewhat luxurious candy color. It's not always there, but when it is, it's the best.

2. Red

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Red is probably the most dependable of all candy colors, and also the second most delicious, inferior only to the almighty blue. Red will always be there, because as far as I know, every fruity candy comes with a red option, whether the flavor be strawberry, cherry, or raspberry. Red will always be there for you, and it happens to be the best candy color except for when blue is around. For example, red was always the best color of Sour Patch Kid, until Sour Patch did the unthinkable and released a blue option. Still, red deserves praise for being the second most delicious candy color, and the one that is always there no matter what.

3. Green

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Green candy is generally pretty good, although it can sometimes be hit or miss because there are a variety of flavors that have come to occasionally take the form of the color green. Lime is a common flavor for candy that is green, however the color can also manifest as green apple, and even watermelon on some occasions. It's a pleasant surprise when you bite into a green candy expecting it to be lime, only to discover that it is actually a much better flavor, such as green apple or watermelon. Because of this ambiguity in terms of the color green, and it's potential to be so much more than originally thought, it achieves the highly coveted spot of third on the list.

4. Orange

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At this point, we have passed the best flavors and are now exploring the ones that most people tend to avoid, flavors that often remain in the bag after the highly sought after candy has all been eaten. Orange is a decent color, and it is always reliable because it really only comes in one flavor: orange. It is probably the most simple candy/flavor combination in existence. It is not the best, but it is by no means the worst either. Orange is orange, which may lead many people to prefer orange candy, because this type of stability is something that many people could use more of in their lives.

5. Yellow

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There is nothing wrong with the color yellow, it just does not quite measure up to other candy colors and thus, we find it at the bottom of the list. It is usually the flavor of lemon, and while this flavor works in certain candies, it does not always work well with others. Lemonheads are delicious, but lemon Sour Patch Kids are probably the worst Sour Patch flavor. However, yellow candy can surprise you because it sometimes it turns out to be banana, which as we all know, is one of the best flavors of Runts. I don't think I've eaten a Runt since I was about eight years old, but I think they still exist.


There you have it. This is the definitive ranking of these five candy colors, a flavor guide that can be applied to just about any type of fruit flavored candy. Blue is the best, red is good too, green isn't bad, orange is decent, and yellow is alright. Candy is candy though, it all pretty much tastes good.

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The Unspoken Dangers of 'Mukbang' Culture

Ever wondered why you can't stop clicking on these addictive, self-made eating shows?

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past five years, you've probably heard of the internet trend commonly referred to as a mukbang, or "eating show." These self-produced video clips typically involve one hungry individual, their filming device, and an obscene amount of delicious foods.

Though these broadcasts originated all the way from South Korea (hence the foreign vocabulary), the growing popularity of eating videos has taken the internet by storm. Nowadays as you scroll through YouTube, you'll find an outrageous amount of uploads with titles like "10,000 CALORIE PASTA MUKBANG," "EATING EVERYTHING ON THE MCDONALD'S MENU," or "THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE."

Popular 'mukbangers' such as Peggie Neo, Megan McCullom, and Steven Sushi have made a sizable profit off of their viral eating shows, some collecting tens of thousands of dollars in revenue.

So, what's the big deal you say? You order a large quantity of food, indulge in said food, film yourself completing this menial task, and upload to the internet for money and fame. On the outside, this may seem like a luxurious lifestyle, but behind the camera lens sits an individual battling their own demons and influencing the world of social media to partake in their harmful behaviors.

Mukbanger Livia Adams ("Alwayshungry" on YouTube) has opened up about her unhealthy relationship with food in the past, praising herself for fasting several hours in order to justify her over-indulgence on camera.

Similarly, internet sensation Trisha Paytas claims to diet and starve herself for weeks just to be able to satisfy her subscribers with epic mukbangs, which are essentially binges.

In all actuality, these social media celebrities are negatively impacting (and possibly triggering) vulnerable viewers.

Many fans only see the highlight reel of YouTubers shoveling bowls of cereal or boxes of doughnuts into their mouths, yet remain completely unaware of what truly goes on behind-the-scenes. Messages saying:

"I'm on a diet... watching this is giving me some sort of satisfaction, like as tho I ate, you know?"
"I watch these videos because I know I physically can't afford to eat like this because I gain weight too easily."
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flood the comments sections of Paytas' videos. Quite obviously, fans young and old are heavily influenced by this content and continue to support these creators to fulfill a self-destructive need.

Additionally, famous mukbang accounts never seem to include the painful after-effects of their ginormous feasts in videos. Fitness model Stephanie Buttermore flaunts her slim physique just days after consuming over 10,000 calories for a challenge, giving the impression that her previous overindulgence had no repercussions on her health whatsoever. Because Buttermore is a trained, athletic young woman, she was able to quickly bounce back after a series of workouts and low-calorie meals.

On the contrary, if a sedentary woman of about the same age were to attempt this challenge, she would most likely feel sluggish, irritable, bloated, stomach discomfort, and even vomitous post challenge. Eating regularly like this could lead to bigger issues such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Unfortunately, because topics like these aren't glamorous and attractive to subscribers, mukbangers often edit them out.

Now don't get me wrong. Though not everyone who uploads a mukbang to the internet has an eating disorder or an evil agenda, they have to realize the kind of audience they're appealing to. This generation is more susceptible than ever to emulate the actions and words of their favorite celebrities. Young boys and girls look up to successful adults, and influencers should be remembered for the change they inspired, not the disease they encouraged.

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8 Taco Recipes That Go Way Beyond The Basic Tortillas And Salsa

You can make tacos out of sushi, ice cream and everything in between, you just have to get creative.

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There's no denying tacos are awesome. That's probably why an entire day of the week is dedicated to them. If you're looking for a new way to spice up your Tuesday night, or you just want to try a new twist on an old recipe, you are definitely in the right place.

1. The Bacon Weave Taco

It's a scientific fact that bacon makes everything better. If you're looking for a way to amp up your tacos, what better way than with a bacon-weave shell?

Don't worry, making the shells is super easy and only takes minutes. Once baked, they will hold shape and are ready to be filled to the brim. Stuffed with eggs, chives, cheese, avocado and a touch of salsa, these bacon tacos are sure to satisfy your cravings for everything savory.

2. The Sushi Taco

If you love sushi, why not try it in taco form? These sushi tacos are super easy to make and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. The recipe recommends using salmon and tuna but you can always swap them out for your personal favorites.

You'll need a few specialty ingredients, like nori seaweed, which is fried into a shell and sriracha sauce for the spicy mayonnaise. You'll also need sushi rice, which is cooked in a mixture of rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt. The result is a delicious dish you'll want to recreate again and again.

3. The Greek Taco

Yes, it's a gyro, but it's also a taco. If you want a taste of the Mediterranian but can't afford a flight, bring Greece to you with these delicious Greek tacos with lamb and tzatziki sauce.

The sauce, a combination of plain yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and grated cucumber, is simple to put together and can be premade. Once the lamb is cooked, you can assemble your tacos with toppings like spinach, tomatoes and avocado. Don't forget that tzatziki, though, it's literally the best.

4. The Sweet Potato Taco

If you're looking for a tasty new vegetarian recipe or just don't feel like a trip to the grocery store, consider trying these sweet potato and black bean tacos.

The "meat" of these tacos is a mixture of sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, corn and black beans. To get the flavors mingling, honey, lime and spices like cumin and paprika are then tossed in. Once the potatoes are soft, serve the mixture warm over heated corn tortillas.

5. The Cheese Lover’s Taco

Do you call yourself a cheese connoisseur? Are you always looking for the best pairings? If you can't get enough of the orange stuff, then check out these tacos with shells made entirely from cheese.

The shells are simple to make, best done by laying a pile of shredded cheese on a silicone mat and baking for five to seven minutes. Then, the cheese is hung to dry, forming a taco shell shape. Afterwards, you can fill it with your favorite toppings, like ground beef, avocado, sour cream and salsa.

6. The Lettuce Wrap Taco

Choosing between delicious tacos and a swimsuit-ready body can be hard. That's why many of us are looking for ways to cut calories without having to give up our favorite foods. Now, with lettuce wrap tacos, you can enjoy a tasty treat without feeling guilty afterward.

Once you have your romaine lettuce shells, fill the insides with chicken breast cooked with garlic and taco seasoning. Then, top it off with sour cream or Greek yogurt, jalapenos and avocado. You can also substitute your own toppings, like diced tomatoes and feta cheese.

7. The Curry Taco

If you're looking for a taco that can pack a punch, consider trying out these coconut curry chicken tacos. While you'll need the classic grilled corn tortilla to get started, the rest of the recipe is unique.

The chicken curry filling is made with coconut milk, red curry paste and chicken breast. Once cooked, it's topped with Granny Smith apple salsa and mango sauce, which is a combination of mangos, jalapeno chiles and curry paste.

8. The Ice Cream Taco

Tacos aren't limited to the main course. With the right ingredients, like flour tortillas, sugar, chocolate chips and more, they're also a great way to enjoy dessert.

This ice cream taco starts with a regular flour tortilla, fried with butter in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Once cooked, you dip the edges of the shell in melted chocolate and allow it to harden. Afterward, fill with your favorite ice cream flavor and cover with toppings like sprinkles and whipped cream.

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