Realene provoked me to ask R how well he remembered Smarties. I pointed out to him that Raelene had indicated that Smarties had become less harmful, with less colour, but looked rather dull.
Healthier Smarties seems absurd to me. Lollies are surely inherently bad for you. Perhaps I could go to McDonalds for a healthy hamburger. No! I may well go to McDonalds, but I know the burger will not be good for me.
R and I concluded the real problem is quantity. Smarties used to come in a small box. I don't know how many Smarties were in the box. Twenty? Thirty? Now, you can buy monster sized boxes. So, who stops eating Smarties before the box is empty?