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Watch Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Break a 27-Year Candy Fast

Jimmy Fallon is a terrible influence, at least where nutrition is concerned

You don't get to look like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson by eating gummi bears and candy bars. The Ballers star's diet has gotten no shortage of media coverage, because to maintain his muscular physique he consumes a whopping 5,000 calories a day — much of that is in the form of egg white omelettes and cod fish. (Seriously, you try eating more than 2 pounds of fish a day — a few brave souls have tried and it's both expensive and exhausting.)

One thing his almost disturbingly healthy meal plan does not include: candy. In fact, as Jimmy Fallon revealed on last night's Tonight Show, Johnson apparently hasn't eaten candy since 1989. Fallon makes it his personal mission to change all that, however, foisting Pop Rocks, Twizzlers, and an alarmingly large gummi worm upon the actor. Will Nerd Ropes and Ring Pops find their way into the actor's daily eating plan? (Probably not.)

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