Editor's note: Every weekday in October, the Serious Eats editors and staff will chat about a candy they loved as kids (or love today). Artificial colors encouraged, no organic chocolate allowed.
Why are Nerds more fun than most other candies? Because there are two flavors in a box! It's like getting twice the candy! And since each piece is tiny, it's like getting twice the amount of a lot of candy. Few other candies match the satisfaction that comes with pouring a pile of brightly colored nubbly pellets into your palm and shoving it all in your mouth at once for a wallop of sweet, sour, crunchy goodness (that's how I eat it, at least).