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12 Candy Facts You Must Know, #7 Is Hell Shocking

Candy, a person's first true love, and also a relationship they never really want to get out of. Candy seems pretty basic combination of sugar, colours, flavours and you have your favourite delicacy, but there are too many secrets it holds in its past.

Here are 12 Facts about candy that will change your entire perception of the snack.

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12 Candy Facts You Must Know, #7 Is Hell Shocking

12 Candy Facts You Must Know, #7 Is Hell Shocking

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1) Cotton candy was invented by a dentist.

1) Cotton candy was invented by a dentist.

The cotton candy machine was co-invented by a dentist named William Morrison in the year 1987. Tell that to your dentist next time if he stops you from eating that chocolate bar.

2) It takes 364 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop!

2) It takes 364 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop!

Yes, according to a licking machine designed in Purdue University students, the total number of licks required to get to the center of the tootsie pop is 364. And they said that making a licking machine was a waste of time.

3) 3 Musketeers chocolate bar originally had three flavors.

3) 3 Musketeers chocolate bar originally had three flavors.

The lovely 3 Musketeers wasn't always this monotonous taste. It originally had three flavors, which included vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Due to Wartime restriction and high prices, it took the form of the chocolate bar we know today.

4) Annually produced candy corn would wrap the earth 4.25 times.

4) Annually produced candy corn would wrap the earth 4.25 times.

Every year, enough candy corn is produced such that if laid end to end, it would end up covering the earth 4.25 times. Not meaning to sound like a snob, but that number is way too high to be funny!

5) Americans consume 3 billion pounds of chocolates a year.

5) Americans consume 3 billion pounds of chocolates a year.

Hey, I get it, Chocolate is maybe the best thing that ever happened to the mankind, and even when the whole world stands there, judging you, I stand right next to you America, supporting your chocolate consumption.

6) Snickers was named after Mars family's horse.

6) Snickers was named after Mars family's horse.

Yes, it's true. Snickers was actually a horse. It goes to show that no matter what, if you belong to a rich, famous, powerful family, you will be loved by all, even if you are a horse.

7) 40% of almond produce is used up by chocolate manufacturers.

7) 40% of almond produce is used up by chocolate manufacturers.

Out of the total harvested produce of almonds in the US, 40% of it is consumed by the chocolate manufacturers of the country. Assuming that this fact is true, chocolate is fairly healthy eh!

8) Germans consume twice the amount of chocolate as Americans.

8) Germans consume twice the amount of chocolate as Americans.

According to research, an average German would consume twice the amount of chocolate as compared to an average American. And you thought America had an eating problem.

9) 600 million pounds of candy is purchased annually on Halloween.

9) 600 million pounds of candy is purchased annually on Halloween.

In America, 600 million pounds of candy is purchased on Halloween alone, every year. I mean 600 million pounds of candy just for one single day. Wow, I am sure it must feel like heaven.

10) Most Americans eat 3.4 pounds of candy during Halloween.

10) Most Americans eat 3.4 pounds of candy during Halloween.

3.4 pounds of candy consumption over a day. Okay, let us make it a week, but then also there is no way America will be alive for long.

11) Baby Ruth wasn't named after the baseball legend Babe Ruth.

11) Baby Ruth wasn't named after the baseball legend Babe Ruth.

Contrary to the common belief, the candy bar Baby Ruth wasn't named after the Baseball legend, but after President Grover Cleveland's daughter.

12) Tootsie rolls were rationed during World War 2.

12) Tootsie rolls were rationed during World War 2.

Because of the drastic weather conditions it could sustain, tootsie rolls were rationed to the soldiers during the world war two. The irony is even this move didn't sweeten the relations between nations.

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