Posts tagged ‘candy fact’

May 20, 2014

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In the United States alone, the total amount of chewing gum sold in one year would make a stick 3.5 million miles long. That’s long enough to circle the earth’s equator 150 times.

Source: http://www.gleegum.com

April 14, 2014

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 An astounding 16 billion jelly beans are made exclusively for Easter. That’s enough beans to fill a plastic egg the size of a nine story building.

Source: www.whsv.com

February 13, 2014

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The New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) makes more than 8 billion candy hearts every year to keep up with the demand for the sweet treat.  Every day from late February through mid-January, around 100,000 pounds of conversation candy hearts are made.  The entire amount produced during this time sells out in just six weeks.

Source: www.bhg.com

February 4, 2014

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Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800s.

Source: www.sheknows.com

January 21, 2014

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Starbursts were created in 1971 in the United Kingdom and were originally called Opal Fruits. Five years later they entered the U.S. under the name Starburst.

Source: www.ehow.com

October 24, 2013

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The first candy apple was created in 1908 by William Kolb of Newark, New Jersey.   Kolb a candy maker was looking for ways to expand sales of his red cinnamon candy during the Christmas season and used an apple on a stick as a way to display the brightly colored candy in the shop window.  It didn’t take long for the new treat to take off and soon he was selling thousands of them each year.

Source: www.fillyourplate.org

October 15, 2013

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Candy Corn was developed in 1898 by a small candy company now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company.

Source: www.facebook.com/TheSocialVista

October 7, 2013

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Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of Halloween candy each year.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com