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10 Coolest Candy Facts

10 Coolest Candy Facts

10 of the coolest candy facts:

  1. The world's first candy was made in ancient Egypt. The candy was a type of honey-flavored candy made from nuts and fruits, and it was considered a luxury item reserved for the wealthy.

  2. The first candy cane was made in the late 1600s. The candy cane was originally a straight, white stick, but in the 20th century, the candy cane was curved and striped in red and white, and it became a popular Christmas candy.

  3. The world's largest candy bar weighed over 12,000 pounds. The giant candy bar was made in Chicago in 2011, and it measured 3 feet by 21 feet.

  4. The Hershey's Kiss got its name from the sound of the machine that makes them. The machines that make Hershey's Kisses make a sound that resembles a kiss, and the candy was named after the sound.

  5. The Milky Way candy bar was named after the Milky Way galaxy. The candy bar was originally made to resemble a malted milkshake, which was a popular drink at the time, but it was later named after the galaxy.

  6. The world's most expensive candy is a chocolate truffle made with rare black Perigord truffles. The candy is made by a French company called Richart, and it costs over $2,000 per pound.

  7. Candy corn was originally called "Chicken Feed". The candy was first made in the 1880s, and it was marketed as a candy that resembled chicken feed.

  8. The world's first gummy candy was made in Germany in the 1920s. The candy was shaped like a bear, and it was called "Gummibärchen", which means "little gum bear".

  9. In Japan, there is a type of candy that allows you to blow bubbles with it. The candy is called "Puchao", and it is a soft, chewy candy that releases gas when you chew it, allowing you to blow bubbles.

  10. The first candy machine was invented in 1887. The machine was called the "Penny Press", and it allowed people to purchase small amounts of candy for a penny.

In conclusion, candy has a long and fascinating history, and there are many interesting facts and tidbits about candy that you may not know. From the origins of candy in ancient Egypt to the invention of the first candy machine, candy has played an important role in human history. Whether you prefer chocolate, gummy candy, or hard candy, there is a type of candy out there for everyone. So the next time you indulge in your favorite sweet treat, take a moment to appreciate the rich history and culture behind it.


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