The man who invented cotton candy, William James Morrison, was a dentist.
Three Musketeers candy bars got their name because each bar originally came as three pieces, each with a different flavor, vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, which is the one still used today.
Snickers, one of the most popular candy bars today, was named after a horse.
Although Americans eat a lot of candy, we don’t hold a candle to the Germans, who consume twice as much of the sweet treats as we do.
M&M’s candies are named after the creators, Forest Mars Sr. and Bruce Murrie as is Reese’s Cups which were named for Harry Burnett Reese.
Most traditionally flavored bubble gum is pink because that was the only color dye available when it was invented.
Soldiers were given Tootsie Rolls during WWII as part of their rations because they held up well over time and in different kinds of weather.
Easter is one of the big candy holidays and each year candy companies make more than 90 million Easter bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans just for the one day holiday.
In order to create enough marshmallow chicks and bunnies (like Peeps) for Easter, companies make 5 million every single day throughout the year.
Almost everyone eats the ears off of their chocolate Easter bunnies before they eat anything else.
Across the country, red jelly beans are most commonly chosen as the favorite amongst children.
The earliest bars of chocolate were made from bittersweet chocolate. Henry Nestle’s introduction of milk chocolate in 1875, however, was the beginning of the invention of some delicious confections still popular today.
Fairy Floss was the original name of the cotton candy.
Americans over 18 years of age consume 65 percent of the candy which is produced each year.
About 65 percent of American candy brands have introduced before more than 50 years..
For Valentine’s Day more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold.
In the 1800’s physicians commonly advised their broken-hearted patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining.
The ancient Aztecs believed that chocolate was an aphrodisiac. Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is said to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
During the 1849 Gold Rush, Dombringo Ghirardelli from Italy began making chocolate in San Francisco. His factory still stands at Ghirardelli Square.