24 10 / 2012
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.
When the treat was introduced in the 1930s, a 3 Musketeers consisted of separate chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry pieces, hence the name.
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.
“Cheerios + Circus Peanuts Candy” may not sound like a winning formula, but that’s the combo that inspired Lucky Charms.
Mary Janes were first manufactured way back in 1914 by the Charles N. Miller Company. The candy was named after the owner’s aunt.
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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