Fun Facts About Candy!

Fun Facts About Candy!

Jan 14
Fun Facts About Candy!

It’s very rare to find someone who doesn’t love at least one type of candy. For most Americans, a small sweet treat can make a day feel better and can bring a smile to their face! This article is going to be full of fun facts from the wide world of candy!

Kit Kats Aren’t Just Chocolate Flavored

Many candies come in a wide variety of flavors, which certain flavors only being found in certain parts of the world. Kit Kats, for example, come in over 50 flavors, including blueberry cheesecake, white peach, green tea, apple, grilled potato, apricot seed, and pumpkin!

Who Are The M & M’s?

M&M’s get their name from the founders, Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie!

How Many Tootsie Rolls Are Made A Minute?

Every single day, 64 MILLION Tootsie Rolls are made. That boils down to 44,440 Tootsie Rolls a minute! That’s incredible!

Speaking Of Tootsie Rolls…

According to the original recipe, a small portion of the previous day’s candy needs to be included in the next batch. In theory, this means that the original batch is part of every other! It’s a never ending Tootsie Roll!

Students At Purdue Answered The “Number of Licks” Question

Nearly everyone has seen a commercial in which the famous owl asks “How many licks does it take to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop?” Well, a group of students at Purdue took the question seriously and performed a study! They found that using an automated licking machine, it took 364 licks to reach the center. However, if given to an actual human, the average number of licks was significantly smaller, at 252!

Pez Collectibles

Pez dispensers come in a wide variety of characters and it should be no surprise that some people collect these dispensers. So far, over 1500 unique dispensers have been made!

Air Force One And Jelly Beans

President Ronald Regan loved jelly beans so much that during his time in office, Air Force One was specially fitted with jelly bean holders so that the candy didn’t spill if the plane hit turbulence. How’s that for dedication?

M&M’s Have Gone To Space

Did you know that astronauts get to request candy for their trip into space? So far, M&M’s are the most requested candy by these brave explorers!

Yes, Chocolate Can Kill You

Researchers have determined that eating 262 fun-sized candy bars would actually poison a 180-pound person. What would poison a person? Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine which is toxic in large quantities. In fact, many animals don’t metabolize theobromine as quickly as humans do which is why many pets are rushed to the emergency room each year after eating chocolate.

Thankfully (sort of), the average human would be vomiting long before they were able to actually consume that much chocolate!

Snickers And Milky Way

How did Snickers and Milky Way bars get their names? Well, Franklin Mars, the creator of these candy bars, had a beloved horse named Snickers. The horse was kept at the family ranch – called Milky Way.

Three Musketeers Is Really Just One

Prior to World War II, the Three Musketeers candy was actually made up of three different bars: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Each packet contained one of each flavor. However, when war impacted sugar rationing, the company dropped the vanilla and strawberry bars. The name, however, never changed!

How Did Candy Canes Come To Be?

According to legend, in 1670, a German choirmaster wanted the children in his choir to be quiet during church. So he asked that sucking candy be made to give to them. To justify the handing out of candy in church, he suggested that the candy be shaped like a shepherds staff, similar to those who visited the baby Jesus in the Bible.

Blue Raspberry Isn’t Actually Blue

The flavoring in blue raspberry flavored products is based on a real fruit that is also called a blue raspberry. However, it’s not actually bright blue – it’s closer to black!

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed this fun-filled post about candy – come back next month for another trivia post! For more interesting facts, check out our post from December 2019.

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