Our favorite time of year is Halloween for a lot of reasons, and one of those reasons is because we love the idea of having a big bowl of candy sitting around, just readily available for us at any time. And since we’re on one about candy, we thought we would share these crazy tidbits we recently learned about some of our faves.
The Milky Way bar was designed to taste like a malted milkshake which was a very popular dessert during the 1920s. Now that we know this, we’re extremely tempted to eat one and double-check. You know, for science.
Most of us know about how much Ronald Regan loved his jellybeans, so it’s no surprise that Jelly Belly served up the man’s favorite delicacy at his inauguration. But the fact that they served up 3 TONS of jellybeans is pretty crazy to us. (TONS!)
We do actually have an answer to that “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” question. Though, the answer depends on if we’re talking human licks or machine licks. And yes, there does exist in this world a licking machine. It takes approximately 364 – 411 machine licks and approximately 144 – 252 human licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
Have you ever noticed that Hershey’s Kisses have that tiny little paper flag that comes out of the top? This little flag has a name and it’s known as a plume. Not only does the plume help you unwrap the kiss, but it was originally a way to tell a real Hershey Kiss from an imposter.
One of the most fascinating tidbits about candy has everything to do with how they got their name, so let’s talk about Snickers. The name implies it might have something to do with a tiny laugh, but the creator actually named the candy bar after a racehorse his family had that had recently passed away. The horse was raised in Milky Way, Tennessee. (When worlds collide, right?)
Most of the candy bars, and by most we mean 65%, that we know and love today were created over 50 years ago. The very first “American” chocolate bar, Hershey’s, of course, made its debut in 1894 and is still the 4th most popular candy bar.
Once upon a time, Dunkin Donuts teamed up with Hershey to create a candy-flavored coffee. And they didn’t stop at just Hersheys, they also offered Almond Joy and Heath Bar options. We would be okay if this became a thing again.