Over in the "what's in your pockets" thread, the topic came up amongst a couple of instructors about what type of candy is the best to carry during kids lessons. Giving the kids a quick shot of sugar can be the difference between a successful lesson and a meltdown. Besides, kids will do just about anything for candy (keep it clean, people!) A few instructors, including myself, said Gummi Bears. Another person said Jolly Ranchers. However, I don't know about hard candy mid lesson, for the choking risk. Also, despite my own use of Gummi Bears, there is the drawback of kids who are kosher or halal, since some gummi bears use pork gelatin.
So, what does everybody else use? What would be an alternative to the faithful gummi bear for me this season?