The Lollipop War Zoe Chace at NPR produces a great piece discussing the war over sugar policy in America. The CEO, Kirk Vashaw, says he wants to expand the factory and make even more candy there. There’s just one thing he needs. “Let us buy sugar on the free market,” he says. As it turns out, there are two prices for sugar: the price you pay in the U.S., and the price you pay almost everywhere else in the world.