The Smarties will get used fastest since we use them when S is having blood glucose lows. But the rest will last a while and this takes up far less room than gallon baggies in the cabinet.
Why store candy in your food storage? Well there are 3 reasons:
- Comfort and normalcy is important in rough or stressful times. Remember if we as adults find it stressful, the kids will too. A little piece of candy every once and a while will go a long way to soothe a stressed out child.
- Sugar is a quick energy boost although short term.
- If there is widespread problems, SHTF situations, you can use candy and especially chocolate for bartering. Think about it. Sometimes couldn't you just kill for some chocolate?