Food sold in America is notorious for being oversaturated with sugar and salt. It’s cheap, acts as a preservative, and is addictive. Our food culture takes sugar addiction one step further, though, and sells straight-up sugar marketed as candy. This is surprising (and kind of gross) to a lot of non-Americans because sugar is not as prevalent in everyday foods.
Even though most of us have fond childhood memories of gulping down Pixie Sticks, as adults we know this wasn’t the healthiest decision. This person decided to try it for themselves, and seemed unimpressed that they were just eating plain old colored sugar. We don’t blame them, and we’re glad they didn’t fall for the usual marketing tricks!