Though Meyer admits that ""nobody needs sugar,"" she insists that ""if you eat right and brush right you can enjoy candy in moderation."" And though she uses honey here as freely as sugar, she debunks the common notion that there is any significant nutritional difference. That settled, she proceeds with recipes for forty-some timetested candies--marzipan, sugarplums, popcorn balls, rock candy, peanut brittle, several fudges, etc.--that should tempt all but the staunchest nutritionist. (And to make capitulation easier, she throws some sesame seeds, wheat germ, dried fruits, and other ""health foods"" in with the sweet ingredients.) Sprinkled throughout are bits of the history of honey, sugar, and chocolate, and a little about sugar refining and chemistry and how Hershey processes chocolate. It's all in good taste, and as Meyer says, almost everybody likes sweet things.