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