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Sunday, 8 December 2013


There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds

During the Easter season, 600 million Marshmallow Peeps are bought by Americans. The Marshmallow Peep is the most popular Easter candy besides chocolate

During World War II, there was not enough sugar in the US to make candy as it was sent to the troops overseas. At this time, popcorn was consumed three times more than its usual amount

In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year.

Americans eat 2.8 billion pounds of candy each year. Nearly half of this is chocolate.

65% of the candy that is produced in an year is consumed by American adults 18 years and older.

The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year.

The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour.

The name "Snickers" for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned.

The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth.

Necco Wafers (Formerlay called 'Hub Wafers'), are so old they were carried by Union soldiers in the Civil War, as well as American soldiers in World War II. Necco claims to be the oldest American candy company.

The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll which was created in 1907. The recipe for Tootsie Rolls calls for the previous day's batch to be mixed in with the new batch each day. Theoretically, this means there's a bit of the very first Tootsie Rolls in every new roll made today.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland’s baby daughter, Ruth.

Jelly babies were launched by Bassett’s in 1918 as “Peace Babies” to mark the end of the First World War.

Smarties were originally not allowed to be white for fear that children would associate medicinal tablets with smarties.

Before PEZ was a kid-friendly candy, it was a breath mint for smokers that had dispensers shaped like cigarette lighters.

Gummy candies are made of cartilage, skin, and bones from animal waste.

Originally M&M's were supposed to be the candy in the blockbuster film E.T. but Mars rejected the idea; thus giving Reese's Pieces a spot in the movie, after which sales skyrocketed 300%.

There is a desk on the Republican side of the aisle in the US Senate that is kept stocked with various candies from senators' home states.

One plain milk chocolate candy bar has more protein than a banana.

In M&M candies, the letters stand for Mars and Merrie.

To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.

The main road in Hershey, PA (where Hershey's candy bars are made) is Chocolate Avenue.

More than $2 billion of candy is sold for Halloween, more than any other holiday.


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