No, Day 37 is not about the Grinch.  Rather, I am going to play Grinch, as I so often do when it comes to food and what we are putting into our bodies.  Today’s topic is the candy cane, a noble Christmas treat with, it seems, religious origins. I think the idea is that we are supposed to blog about that, although Fr. John’s exercise gives us free rein and he definitely encourages original angles.  So…let’s look at commercially available candy canes.  I have chosen Bob’s Candy Canes as a model, since they are easily recognizable and readily available.  You can check them out here.  Ingredients?  Actually, just a few, which is always a good sign – the fewer the better.  That is the good news.  The bad news is corn syrup (not HFCS but still bad) and artificial colors (Red 40 and Red 40 Lake).  When you see artificial colors, run away.  More info here.