So I have been using this self-created rating system for every candy I have blogged about and I realized I never really explained what each category really means. I apologize. Please, let me clear things up for you.
Sharability refers to how easy the candy is to share. A low sharability is earned either by an extremely tasty candy that you wouldn’t want to share or a candy that is just difficult to share such as a lollypop.
Denture Danger rates a candy on how much the candy gets stuck in your teeth or by how hard the candy is to bite into (hence gum and jawbreakers have high denture danger ratings).
Convenience suggests how convenient a candy is to carry around in order to eat. Individually wrapped candies and candies that don’t get stale are much more convenient than candies that can be melty, bulky, or stale. (I tend to rate all full size candy bars as a 5, average convenience)
Novelty ratings refer to either how early in history a candy was first created or to the marketing popularity of a certain candy. For example: gummy army men are a recent creation, but they received a high novelty rating because they are a candy created more for the aesthetic aspect than for the taste aspect—which is what most would expect the main aim of a candy to be—(not to say I don’t know people who founds the gummy army men as a taste treat).
Overall is of course just the overall rating, no average necessary, just my personal rating of the overall candy. Gross candies with high novelty ratings will have a high overall rating as well as delicious candies that have low novelty ratings (but taste has a greater influence than novelty).
Well, I hope this helps to clear up the blogs and maybe even assist you in deciding what candy you are going to try next.