Everyone loves candy. Here are 10 interesting candy facts that will blow your mind:
The Sweetest Facts about Candy
1 The world’s top five best selling candies are M&Ms, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Milka, Trident and Mejji.
2 Shockingly, 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold during Halloween week totaling a mind-bending $1.2 billion in sales.
3 Originally, the 3 Musketeers was packaged with three bars – chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
4 M&Ms have included weird fillings such as crisped rice, pineapple, orange chocolate, pretzel, candy corn, and pumpkin spice.
5 Cotton candy was invented by a dentist named Dr. William J. Morrison in 1897.
6 20 pieces of Brach’s candy corn have the same sugar content as a can of coke.
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7 Eating quality dark chocolate in moderation can moisten your skin, make it smoother and protect it against sunburn.
8 Xylitol, a natural sugar used as a sweetener in mints, chewing gum and hard candies, prevents tooth decay when consumed regularly since your mouth produces less plaque and lactic acid in the process.
9 Chewing gum improves your short-term memory and brain performance.
10 Children who eat candy are healthier, weigh less and have a lower risk of contracting heart disease.
11 The largest chocolate candy sculpture ever created weighs a colossal 267.4 kg, the same as a fully grown bear
12 The longest chocolate candy sculpture measures 25.24 meters long, which is equivalent to the length of a standard tennis court.
13 The most peeps eaten in 30 seconds is 25
14 The most Mars bars eaten in two minutes is five
15 The fastest time to open a bag of Skittles and sort them by color is 21.76 seconds.
Video: 10 Sweet Facts About Your Favorite Candy
This video is a fun tour through some sweet facts about your favorite candy. Everyone loves candy, but there are always hidden secrets. This video covers some of the most popular candies including M&M’s, how Mike & Ike got its name, What the purpose of the M&M candy coating is, Where skittles originated, Salt Water Taffy, Everlasting Gobstoppers and Laffy Taff, How Long Candy Corn can really last, Twix, Dots Gumdrops, and finally one of my favorites, the Three Musketeers Bar.
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