Candy Fun Facts

Jelly Belly Processes Part One

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts, Let's Talk SWEETs | 0 comments

Jelly Belly Processes Part One

Do you have any idea how much work goes into each tiny little Jelly Belly?  If you did, you might have a little more respect for the bean!  Flavor creation is the first part of the long process.  Jelly Belly chemists experiment by mixing minor ingredients, like emulsifiers and glazes with the basic ingredients of a bean. They then add flavor and make small batches to be tested through market research.  The flavor is only added to their flavor list if they receive rave reviews from the...

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Captain Tootsie

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts, Featured SWEETs | 0 comments

Captain Tootsie

Ever heard of Captain Tootsie? What about his sidekick, Rollo? Are these cartoon superheroes or are we talking about candy? Both! In 1943, Tootsie Roll created an advertisement comic strip that featured these characters along with Fatso and Fisty. Captain Tootsie was a strong contender against his enemies and was the victor of every battle he faced. The advertisements ended in 1951, but his legend lives...

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Mary Poppin’s Bag

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts, Let's Talk SWEETs | 0 comments

Mary Poppin’s Bag

Remember watching Mary Poppins with her magical bag? How did she pack all that furniture into the little duffel bag?! Jelly Belly knows all about packing a whole lot into something tiny! Watch this commercial to see Jelly Belly’s version of a Mary Poppins bag! <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/PgaTn8Y8CkY” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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M&M’s

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts, Let's Talk SWEETs | 0 comments

M&M’s

Did you ever wonder where the name M&M’s came from? During the Spanish Civil War, Forrest Mars was cooking up a delicious recipe that would soon become the chocolate filling inside of M&M’s. He got the idea when he noticed soldiers eating hard-shell chocolate pellets. The reason they were eating these pellets was because they didn’t melt while they were out on duty. Mars got a patent and began working on his recipe. He partnered with Bruce Murrie to make the delicious treats for...

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The Tootsie Pop History

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

The Tootsie Pop History

Everybody remembers the question… How many licks does it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop? In 1931 an employee of The Sweets Company of America invented the Tootsie Pop. By 1969, the company name was changed to Tootsie Roll Industries. After 83 years on the market, Tootsie Pop still produces the five original flavors: chocolate, cherry, orange, grape, and raspberry. They also offer a tropical variety. Almost a century after its inception, the question remains. How many...

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M&M’s First Commercial

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

M&M’s First Commercial

M&M’s melt in your mouth, not in your hand! This is a slogan that almost anyone would recognize after hearing the first few words, but did you know that it goes way back? This is a video of the first ever commercial by M&M and you can see, the slogan has never changed! You even get a demonstration of the chocolate mess you’ll have on your hands when going with other chocolate candies! This television ad was made in 1954, 60 years ago, and these tiny chocolate treasures have...

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The Wild Flavors of Jelly Belly

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

The Wild Flavors of Jelly Belly

When I think of Jelly Belly jelly beans, I think of scrumptious little nuggets flavor…but not all Jelly Belly flavors taste good. Even more, they were never supposed to! Jelly Belly has a product called BeanBoozled, that comes with 20 flavors, 10 weird flavors matched up with 10 delicious flavors that look alike. You may think you have grabbed a Licorice jelly bean, and it turns out to be Skunk Spray flavored or go for a Banana and get Pencil Shavings. Whether as a daring game or twisted...

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Top Five Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Flavors

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

Top Five Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Flavors

Do you know what your favorite Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor is? It would be hard to know for sure because they have over 100 different flavors! That is the largest collection of flavors on the planet! From fruity or spicy to nutty or minty Jelly Belly can pack any flavor imaginable into a tiny, delicious bean. Jelly Belly states that Buttered Popcorn flavor comes in as the second most popular flavor amongst adults with Coconut, Juicy Pear and Licorice taking third, fourth and fifth place....

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Turkish Taffy

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts, Featured SWEETs | 0 comments

Turkish Taffy

Turkish Taffy actually isn’t Turkish, and technically, it isn’t taffy either. The Bonomo Company, founded by Albert J Bonomo, set up shop in Coney Island, New York in 1897 after he emigrated from Turkey. Since the taffy was created in the Bonomo factory after World War II that would mean it was made in America and thus not Turkish. In addition the taffy was really made of substance called ‘short nougat’, technically making it not taffy. Either way the catchy name stuck...

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Swedish Fish

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

Swedish Fish

Ever wonder if Swedish Fish were really Swedish? Well you can finally rest assured knowing that is indeed where the candy originated. In 1957 Swedish candy manufacturer Malaco started exporting some of their products to North America. In the late 60′s one Swedish export product specifically became more and more popular in the US and therefore created a demand. This product was of course Swedish Fish. Swedish Fish are a wine-gum candy. Does that mean that they contain alcohol? No. There...

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