I have a compost barrel, and it is currently staffed by black soldier fly larvae. They eat pretty much anything, which is very satisfying to observe. I put a handful of the candy known as "circus peanuts" in there, and they haven't touched them so far. As you can see following the link, the ingredients are:
sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, pectin, soy protein, food coloring, and artificial flavor
I assume these things are biodegradable, being "food", but if my star decomposers won't eat them, then what will? What can I expect to happen to these items in the compost heap?
As a follow-up question, was this a bad idea? Should I take them out and throw them away, so they can rot in a landfill instead?