I put together a tiny list of Candy related trivia, just for fun. Can’t be serious all of the time, right? I hope you find them interesting.
M&Ms were named after the creators: Brian Murray and Forest Mars.
There 10.5 grams of sugar in one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but only 0.6 grams of fiber.
Saltwater taffy doesn’t, actually, contain saltwater. It got that name when a candy store owner made a joke about the sea water.
Kit Kats are made completely of other Kit Kats. The imperfect Kit Kats are mashed up and put back through the process.
Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the world’s supply of almonds. Many candy companies maintain businesses whose products are used for their candy ingredients.
Tootsie Rolls were the first candy to be individually wrapped, making them more shareable and “pocket safe”.
Lifesavers candy was invented by Clarence Crane, in Ohio, after he saw a pill making machine do its thing in a pharmacy he visited.
In America, the average person eats about 22 pounds of candy every year.
In America, candy favorites differ from region to region. Candy Corn is the most popular candy in Alabama.
Harry Burnett Reese is the creator of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Cotton Candy was co-invented by William Morrison, a dentist, when he tried to drum up a little more business for himself.
Remember the old commercial? It, actually, takes between 144 and 252 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
Certain wines can be paired with certain candies. Hershey’s Kisses go very well with Zinfandel.
The Snickers bar is named after the Mars family racehorse, which was raised on the Milky Way farm.
Before 1953, Peeps used to take 27 hours a piece to make, then the process was automated. This greatly shortened the time each piece took to make to only 6 minutes.
The town of Hershey, PA is named after the chocolate-producing headquarters. They decided on this name after a naming contest didn’t come up with anything good.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time. Stay spooky.