Posts tagged ‘candy facts’

August 13, 2013

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For his expedition in the 1930’s to the South Pole, Admiral Byrd took 2 ½ tons of NECCO® Wafers. Practically a pound a week for each of his men during their two-year stay in the Antarctic.

Source: www.necco.com

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May 14, 2013

PEZ

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PEZ was first introduced in 1927 in Vienna, Austria as a breath mint for adults.  The word PEZ was created using the first, middle and last letter in the German word for peppermint PfeffErminZ.

Source: www.pez.com

May 5, 2013

Candy Fact

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Milk Duds got their name from the fact that they were supposed to be perfectly round.  Since it was found to be impossible, they were “duds”.

Source: www.oldtimecandy.com

April 18, 2013

Candy Fact

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Hans Riegel, a candy maker from Bonn, Germany, invented the gummi bear in 1922. Initially, he called his invention “dancing bears” and named the company that manufactured the bears “Haribo,” an acronym for Hans Riegel Bonn.

Source: www.candyusa.com

April 12, 2013

Candy Fact

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Two different universities created licking machines to see how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop.  One required 411 licks, the other averaged 364 licks.

Source: www.tootsie.com