You can’t have Halloween without candy! Those fun-size bars are cute and we all look forward to indulging in them every October. But, what do we know about our favorite candy besides the fact that they taste good?
Here are some fun (and little known) candy facts for the most popular HalloweenSnickers:
- *The best selling candy bar of all time.
- *Was named after the Mars’ family’s favorite Horse.
- *When first available in the early 1930s, Snickers cost only 20 cents.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups:
- *Were invented by Harry Burnett Reese, a dairy farmer from Hershey, PA.
- *Reese created them in his basement after being inspired by the Hershey Chocolate company.
- *Reese used Hershey chocolate in his confections, and the Peanut Butter Cups were his most popular candy.
- *Reese left farming to create his own candy business – H. B. Reese Candy Co.
- *Reese’s company was sold to the Hershey Company in 1963 for $23.5 million just years after his death.
- *Was first created in the UK in 1967.
- *Was originally named “Raider”
- *Did not arrive in the US until 1979 – it was then renamed “Twix Cookie Bar”
- *Sales in the 1980s were disappointing and peanut butter Twix replaced caramel (original) Twix.
- *In the early 1990s, Twix increased in popularity and caramel became a hit (finally!) after returning – it remains popular still today.
- *Was first introduced in 1921 as “Knights Knifty Knibbles”
- *Originally sold for just 5 cents
- *Was so popular in the 1940s, it led to the creation of a “sibling candy bar” – the Almond Joy.
- *Was created in 1923 by the Curtiss Candy Company of Chicago, Illinois.
- *Got its name from a contest in which Chicago citizens were asked to name the new candy bar.
- *Butterfinger is slang, used in sports for someone who cannot hold on to the ball.
- *Had a successful advertisement partnership with “The Simpsons” until the brand was insulted on an episode of the hit show, in which the partnership was severed.
- *Was NOT named after the Earth’s galaxy!
- *Was named after a popular malted milkshake.
- *Was created in Minneapolis, MN by Frank C. Mars.
- *Was the first commercially distributed filled chocolate bar ever.
- *Was originally named “Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp”
- *Was first invented in 1935 and was sold only in London.
- *”Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp” became “KitKat” in 1937.
- *In 1945, KitKat was sold for a short time in a blue wrapper (not the usual red) – during this time the candy bar was made with plain, not milk chocolate due to a milk shortage after the war.
- In 1947, the original KitKat replaced the plain version and has remained ever since.