Extreme Glow they have switched to HFCS instead of sugar, which in my opinion gives a much lower quality product.
This is simply not true when it comes to candy. For liquid or baked products it is possible to swap sucrose for HFCS ... but it is really not an option for 95% of all candy.
I agree that the issues with sugar subsidies have done terrible things to the American diet.
Do we have some really bad candy in the United States ... yes. Partly because of our throwaway culture. You can buy a huge bag of Hershey's Miniatures (half of which aren't even real chocolate any longer) or a tiny bag of Ghirardelli squares ... somehow the size thing wins out over the quality/consistent ingredients.
If we have bad candy it's our own fault for buying it.
(But as a nation we have pretty low per capita candy consumption - go figure ... maybe it's because some of it is so bad.)
Support the good stuff. Wherever you find it.