I love candy, but who doesn’t?
Today on the show, Rachel and I talked all about candy!
Check out these fun facts!
- The man who invented cotton candy, William James Morrison, was a dentist.
- Fairy Floss was the original name of cotton candy.
- Snickers, one of the most popular candy bars today, was named after the Mars family horse
- A lollipop, which was invented by George Smith in 1908, was named after Lolly Pop, a racing horse.
- 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.
- 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.
- Almost every child in America will go trick or treating this year (93%).
- If you laid out all the candy corn produced in a year from end to end, you could circle the Earth more than 4 times.
- More than 75% of the candy given out during trick or treating is bite-size chocolate bars.
Our Mystery Monday Mystery Question was as follows…
In early 1995, Mars ran a promotion in which consumers could vote what color M&M replaced the tan M&M. What color ended up replacing the tan M&M.
The answer was BLUE! Congrats to Amy of Mt. Vernon who answered correctly!
Our word of the day today was, aptly, confectionery!
noun || con·fec·tion·ery || \kən-ˈfek-shə-ˌner-ē\
This is the confectioner’s art or business, sweet foods (such as candy or pastry, or a confectioner’s shop!
Thanks for listening!