Candy Fun Facts

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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Gummy Bears

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

Gummy Bears

Gummy bears started it all, before gummy rings, gummy worms or any other gummy insect, there was the gummy bear. It may surprise you to hear that the gummy bear was actually first created in Germany. The Haribo company, started in 1920 by Hans Riegel Sr, is responsible for the majority of the gummy bears in the market today. In the US Haribo offers five different flavored gummy bears which include raspberry, orange, strawberry, pineapple and lemon. Trolli, another major manufacturer of gummy...

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Chiclets

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

Chiclets

Whens the last time you had a Chiclet? Introduced over 100 years ago, the Chiclet is apart of the Cadbury family, the legendary chocolatier established during the 1820’s in the UK, the candy gum has stayed relatively unchanged throughout that time. The primary Chiclet colors are yellow, green, orange, red, purple, white and pink. The name comes from an old Mexican word meaning chicle, which was what gum was originally made of. When the gum was first produced the flavor was peppermint, but...

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5 Health Benefits of Chocolate

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

5 Health Benefits of Chocolate

If you love SWEETs like we do, then this will get you really excited! Did you know that studies show that people who regularly eat chocolate have lower BMI’s? Even though that doesnt mean that chocolate will help you lose weight, it does mean that having a little bit each day is a great plan! Keep in mind that some chocolates have higher health benefits than others. For example, dark chocolate packs the biggest punch when it comes to health benefits. There are some other benefits to...

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Hershey’s Kisses

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

Sometimes big things do come in small packages. In 1989 these little chocolate drops were the 5th most popular candy in the US and pushing sales over the $400 Million mark. Ready for another fun fact? In a single day at the two Hershey’s factories over 60 Million chocolates are produced every day. Over the years the Kisses brand has developed many different varieties. Some of which include, milk chocolate with almond, caramel filled, peanut butter filled, dark chocolate, candy cane, coconut...

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Gingerbread Origins

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

Gingerbread is used almost exclusively for the holiday season. But do you have any idea how far back it dates? In 992 a monk named Gregory of Nicopolis brought the bread to Europe. While living in a small town in France he taught the French priests how to make gingerbread. Later in the 1200s, the special bread was brought to Sweden by German immigrants, where it continued to spread in popularity. As far as has been recorded gingerbread had not begun to be publicly sold until the 17th century...

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The Candy Cane

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

The Candy Cane

The holiday season is upon us and one of the most common candies you will see in the month of December is of course the candy cane. The candy cane has a long history and has been used at this time of year for centuries. According to legend it all started on Christmas Eve in Germany 1672 when a cathedral choirmaster wished to do something to keep the children quieted. The choirmaster visited a local candy maker and asked if he could make them some candy sticks but to have the tops curved to...

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Candy Apples

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

Candy Apples

Among the most favorite and popular of fall and Halloween treats is the candy apple. The candy apple is almost exclusively reserved for Halloween and the fall time. The process of making a candy apple is quite simple. An apple, of any kind, is placed on a stick and dipped in some kind of toffee, which then gets hard and creates a hard candy outside. People like to get fancy with their candy apples and roll the freshly toffee’d apple in sprinkles or nuts for added yumminess! According to...

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Candy Corn

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

Candy Corn

Halloween is just around the corner, and what does that mean for candy lovers? More Candy! Candy Corn is one of the most popular and famous of the Halloween candies. It’s creation began with Philadelphian George Renninger in the 1880’s. The colors of the candy, orange, yellow and white, especially signify its place in the world of Halloween candies. Believe it or not this candy is made only of several fairly basic ingredients primarily consisting of sugar, corn syrup and wax and food...

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