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Halloween is upon us, and even though I don’t eat nearly as much candy as I did when I was younger, snacking on candy while watching a Halloween-themed movie—Hocus Pocus is my favorite!–is something I still enjoy.
To compliment the October candy craze, here are ten fun facts to sweeten your day.
Did you know?
- The Tootsie Roll was the first penny candy to be individually wrapped.
- Three Musketeers originally had three pieces in each pack: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
- Cotton candy was invented by a dentist who originally called it Fairy Floss.
- Bubble gum is pink because when it was created, pink was the only color food dye in existence.
- Snickers bars are named after creator Frank Mar’s favorite family horse.
- The top selling candy in the United States, candy corn, was originally called chicken feed.
- The Dum Dum’s mystery flavor is actually a mix of two flavors created when the same equipment is used to produce two different flavors without being cleaned.
- Heath bars were included in soldier’s rations during WWII because of their long shelf life.
- M&M’s originally came in five different colors: red, yellow, brown, green and violet.
- Baby Ruth’s are named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter Ruth, the first child born in the white house.