25 Fun Size Facts About Famous Halloween Candy

Yesterday we took an impromptu field trip to a magical place called Economy Candy. Here are some of the things we saw and learned:

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? On average, a licking machine designed by engineering students at Purdue needed 364.
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When the treat was introduced in the 1930s, a 3 Musketeers consisted of separate chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry pieces, hence the name.
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If Brach’s laid out the candy corn kernels it sells each year end to end, they would wrap around the Earth 4.25 times.
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“Cheerios + Circus Peanuts Candy” may not sound like a winning formula, but that’s the combo that inspired Lucky Charms.
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Mary Janes were first manufactured way back in 1914 by the Charles N. Miller Company. The candy was named after the owner’s aunt.
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The M&M in M&M’s stands for Mars and Murrie. Forrest Mars, Sr., and Bruce Murrie launched the candy.

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