BONUS for the ladies!
It wouldn't be a very kind Sweetest Day if we didn't include a little eye candy for the female readers. Here are the 12 men who conceived of Sweetest Day and planned its success. They're single, ladies! But only because they're all dead. Possibly of diabetes? We can't say. We can only shake our heads sadly, as grateful tears roll down our chocolate-stuffed cheeks.
Fun fact: This photo ran with an article written by an MD entitled "Eat Candy and Be Healthy," which sounds like some landmark journalism right there. Granted, it didn't explicitly say "Eat Candy, and THEREFORE Be Healthy," but it's still a bit misleading. The sub-head concludes, "Love of Sweets is an Inborn Instinct, and Craving Should be Satisfied, Since Nature Expresses Her Bodily Needs Through Demands of the Stomach," which is a bit like saying a healthy libido means you should have sex with that cutie you met at the free clinic.