Confectionery Wonders: 28 Scrumptious Facts About Chocolates and Candies

1Hershey Bars

Hershey Bars

Hershey Bars contain only 11% cacao, only 1% more than the FDA legal minimum to be called chocolate.

2Logan Bar

Logan Bar

Right before World War 2, the US created the "Logan Bar", a chocolate bar that deliberately tasted "a little better than a boiled potato" as an emergency ration to prevent soldiers from snacking on it outside of emergency situations.

3Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

The inventor of chocolate chip cookies sold the idea to Nestle in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

4Kit Kats

Kit Kats

Kit Kats became so popular in Japan because of a literal translation of "kitto katsu", which means "Surely win" which led to the implication of the bar giving good luck (making it a popular snack, especially before exams).

5Kit-Kat flavors

Kit-Kat flavors

There are over 200 flavors of Kit-Kat in Japan.

6Red Sour Patch Kids

Red Sour Patch Kids

Red Sour Patch Kids are the exact same candy as Swedish fish, just with the sour sugar.

7Wendy's Frosty

Wendy's Frosty

Wendy's Frosty is actually a mixture of chocolate and vanilla flavors. This was because Dave Thomas thought that 100% chocolate would be too overpowering a flavor when paired with a Wendy's burger and fries meal.

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8Milk Duds

Milk Duds

Milk Duds were originally supposed to be perfectly round. Since making them perfectly round was found to be impossible, the pieces became known as "duds", and the name stuck.

9tire d'érable

tire d'érable

Canadians make a candy called tire d'érable by pouring maple syrup on snow and then rolling it onto sticks.

10Candy Desk

Candy Desk

The Candy Desk is a tradition of the US Senate since 1968, whereby a senator who sits at a desk near a busy entrance keeps a drawer full of candy for members of the body. The desk is currently supplied with candy made in Pennsylvania, including Milky Way bars, Mars bars, and jellybeans.

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