Thursday Thirteen- Candy Facts

Thursday Thirteen

Please note that this Thursday Thirteen blog postย  is intended for all ages. He-He

In honor of Easter and everyone’s love for Candy, I thought that this Thurday I would bring you 13 facts about candy.

Candy Facts

  1. The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century.
  2. Sixty million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year.
  3. It takes 6 minutes to produce a Marshmallow Peep.
  4. Cotton candy is made out of 100% sugar.
  5. Denmark has the highest per capita consumption of candy in the world at 29.5 pounds.
  6. Each year, U.S. manufacturers produce more than 16 billion jelly beans for Easter.
  7. In 1908, a man named George Smith claimed to be the first to invent the modern lollipop.
  8. In 1907, Hershey’s Kisses chocolates appear in their familiar foil wraps.
  9. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupsย  were created in 1928 by H. B. Reese, a former dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey.
  10. During World War II, the U.S. government commissioned Milton S. Hershey to develop a candy bar suitable for soldiers to carry as rations.
  11. Dentyne gum was invented in 1899 by a druggist from New York named Franklin V. Canning.
  12. The first lollipop-making machine opened for business in New Haven in 1908.
  13. The first Life Saver flavour, which was peppermint, was invented in 1912 and it was called Pep-O-Mint.

Oh and before I forget, This Eclectic Life has issued a challenge for all those that take part in Thursday Thirteen. I think it is a wonderful idea, so be sure to drop by and check it out.

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