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25 Fun Size Facts About Classic Halloween Candy

Yesterday we took an impromptu field trip to a magical place called Economy Candy on the Lower East Side. The place was packed with people, candy, and nostalgia. (In addition to the goodies below, I bought three packs of 1987 Topps baseball cards.) Here are some fun facts about candy you’ve likely handled on past [...]

Sweet Starts

The following is an article from the History’s Lists book from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. Some familiar candy brands have been in production for more than a century, while some others reach back even further. How did these sweet treats get their start? We’ve got their sugar-coated beginnings right here. 1. NECCO WAFERS The oldest mass-produced candy brand [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Sweet Facts for Halloween

This weekend I’ve been sharing tasty facts about your favorite candy treats on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Kit Kat flavors available in Japan include wine, sweet potato, wasabi, and soy sauce. * 2. A 3 Musketeers bar originally included three smaller bars: one vanilla, one chocolate and one strawberry. * 3. Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey had [...]