Candy coral is a variant of coral that causes one's tongue to swell. It appears in the comic A Swell Time.
Candy coral are groups of multi-colored, jagged rocks that are really sparkly. However, despite their name and pleasing appearance, they should not be licked, as they contain a poison that makes the consumer's tongue swell up for a few hours. Due to this, a sign stating "Don't lick the candy coral" has been placed near the coral to deter people from licking it.
Role in comic
While walking, SpongeBob and Patrick spot a cluster of candy coral. SpongeBob notices a sign that warns of the coral, and he and Patrick decide to just observe the coral. However, the temptation of the candy coral is too much, and the two lick the coral, causing their tongues to swell up.
- It may be based on the Caulastraea, a genus of stony coral sea commonly called "candy cane corals."