I think it's safe to assume that most people are fully recovered from their sugar rush during the Easter holiday weekend. And yet we know how kids can never get enough of it!

The Easter Bunny left Easter baskets full of candy for girls and boys across the Sioux Empire. But some candy in those baskets can do more harm than good. You might want to check your leftover Easter candy for this one. 

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A recent article from Consumer Reports claims a popular candy sold in South Dakota is linked to cancer. What is this "harmful" candy they are referring to? Those gosh-darn Peeps! They contain a harmful ingredient called "Red Dye No. 3."

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Consumer Reports recently sent a letter to Just Born Quality Confections (creators of Peeps) urging the company to remove Red Dye No. 3 from its products. According to a previous article from Consumer Reports, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told the cosmetics industry over 30 years ago to stop using Red Dye No. 3 in its products. The FDA was and "has been aware of multiple studies showing that it can cause cancer in animals." If it's not in our beauty products, why even bother consuming it?

Senior Staff Scientist  Consumer Reports Michael Hansen, PhD did release a statement warning parents about this risk.

“Parents should know that the purple and pink colored Peeps they may be putting in their kids’ Easter basket are made with an ingredient that is a known carcinogen. Just Born Quality Confections should stop making its iconic marshmallow treats with this dangerous food chemical since other less risky alternatives are readily available.”

The Peep sweets that contain Red Dye No. 3 are Pink Marshmallow Bunnies, Pink Marshmallow Chicks, Purple Marshmallow Chicks, and Purple Marshmallow Bunnies.

There are over 2,900 food products that contain Red Dye No. 3. Some other foods include peppermints, candy corn, gumdrops, cherries in Dole fruit cups, Vigo saffron rice, Wise onion rings, and vegetarian bacon by Morningstar Farms. The more you know!

Are you still going to eat Peeps? Do you even like Peeps?

Here Are 13 of Your Favorite Fried Foods

Some foods need a fryer, others should never go near one. Forget baking. We are so obsessed with eating deep-fat fried foods. And every time you turn around, there's another menu filled with most of the items that have bathed in a hot-boiling fat vat.

There seems to be no end to what a deep fat fryer can cook. And we prove it every day with our love of crispy, greasy, burnt-tongue, salty foods.

I won't argue that an order of onion rings or sweet potato fries is the best marriage partner to a burger. Especially when they are made from scratch. So, pile them high.

What are some other delights that need the fryer?

Inside Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

I had been to Minnesota's Largest Candy Store once before, but they did some pretty cool things since the last time I was there. They added a bunch of superheroes, Star Wars stuff, and a candy band.

According to their Facebook page, Jim's Apple Farm is actually how the now huge candy store got its start. It is located in Jordan, MN and you can't miss it. It is a huge yellow building.

Even though candy is mentioned in the name, they have a little bit of everything. They have fresh baked pies and cookies and fudge. We walked in and it smelled amazing!

They also have the largest selection of sodas! Then there is chocolate and taffy and gummies and chips and puzzles and games. So much stuff!

They even have a Zoltar machine like in the movie, Big. I had to check that out. He told me the only helping hand is at the end of my arm. Gee, thanks Zoltar.

There were even crickets and worms! Not gummy worms, but actual worms.
They also have candy from all over the world!

The store is seasonal, however. November is their last month of operation for the season.

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