Why do we make a Shehakol on candy?


#1

I was learning this week how there are several halachic opinions about what bracha to make on sugar. Haetz, Hadama or Shehakol. I believe in this halachah they were discussing sugarcane. Nowadays most sugar is made from sugarcane or sugar beets. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar

Is the proper brachah still Shehakol on sugar/candy?

Assuming we do make a Shehakol on candy, is this because of a safek? If its due to a safek how should we handle the issues that arise when other foods are brought to the table with similar brachos?


#2

You’re right. Logically it should be ha’adamah
That’s what I make.


#3

I have been reading through your father’s sefer online and its literally a treasure trove of important halachos.

I came across my original question about the proper brachah on sugar where your father mentions that although we make a Shehakol on sugar we only do so because of Safek. And that since its a Safek we must be very careful about which foods we make a bracha on afterwards.


#4

If you eat candy that is made from sugar, then you can make a Ha’Adamah.