Did you know that 2000 years ago candies were made?  They were made in Egypt.  It was marshmallow candy made from a root.

The mallow plant grew in the swamps. It grows in places that have a lot of weeds and standing water.  It was white inside, sticky, and sweet.

We still eat candies that are called marshmallows.  They are still white and sweet, but they are not made of roots anymore.  The candy is made of gelatin.  It still tastes good.  It is still sticky and white.  As long as we have children, we will have candies and sweet things.