Did you know: National Candy Month
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Did you know: National Candy Month

Aug 04, 2023

George Smith was the first person to capture the modern idea of a lollipop. — UNSPLASH PHOTO

Saltwater Taffy was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1883.

Milton Hershey of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, introduced the first Hershey milk chocolate bar in 1900.

White chocolate isn't actually chocolate because it doesn't contain cocoa solids.

M&Ms come in a lot more flavors than milk chocolate, peanut, and crispy. The candy also has limited edition flavors like pecan pie, peanut butter, pumpkin spice latte, pretzel, white cheesecake, coffee nut, dark mint and caramel.

The "mystery" flavor in Dum Dums is always a mix of two flavors. It's created when the machine switches to producing a new flavor.

The 3 Musketeers Bar was originally made as a three flavor bar featuring chocolate, vanilla and strawberry nougat. In 1945, it was changed to all chocolate nougat.

Machine spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by the dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton, and first introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World's Fair.

Americans buy approximately 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween every year.

About 64 million tootsie rolls are made every day.

Jolly Rancher has lip gloss, shirts, home décor, jelly beans, seasonal candies, lollipops, chewy candies and hard candies.

Red jelly beans are the all time favorite jelly bean color among children.

Snickers, one of the most popular candy bars today, was named after a horse.

In 2009, Skittles established a major presence on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and created a whole marketing campaign, making it one of the first candies to use social media.

— https://www.candystore.com/blog/factstrivia/candyfactsinfograp

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