Halloween be without this sweet confection? The lovely little
Candy corn is virtually the
size of whole kernel of corn, but tastes a whole lot better. It
was invented by George Renninger in the 1880's. The Goelitz company -
from Jelly Belly fame - took over the production of the candy corn
around the year 1900.
Candy corn is recognizable worldwide
with its yellow base, followed by an orange middle and topped off with a
white tip. Does one color taste better than the other? People will
debate! The yellow and orange seem quite the same, however the
white tip does seem a bit waxier!
Ingredients: Sugar, corn syrup
and honey and carnauba wax. Did we mention sugar?
Variations: Just like Peeps,
the Candy corn has evolved with variations.
Christmas Candy Corn,
Valentine's Cupid Corn,
Candy Corn Pumpkins
(or Mellocreme Pumpkins)
Candy Corn's meatier
Whatever their darn official name is,
they taste just like Candy Corn, just more of it. Sometimes too much.
Just like little pumpkins, but tastier.
Can’t go wrong with a Tootsie
Roll. A mixture of chocolate and chew, too easy. It’s little wonder they
have been a Halloween favorite for, like ever.
They have been making Tootsie Rolls for over 100 years! The mighty
tasty and chewy (sorry for what’s coming) poopie-shaped candies
come individually wrapped, and are an American cultural icon. They are
one of the best selling candies in America and throughout the world
today. So why was it
named Tootsie Roll, the
inventor, Leo Hirshfield named it after his daughter’s nickname,
Tootsie. Remember the Tootsie Roll jingle?
"The world looks mighty good to me
'cause Tootsie Rolls are all I see
Whatever it is I think I see
Becomes a Tootsie Roll to me
Tootsie Roll how I want your chocolatey chew
Tootsie Roll I think I'm in love with you
Whatever it is I think I see
Becomes a Tootsie Roll to me."
of the best things that came from the almighty Tootsie Rolls was
the Tootsie Pop,
invented in 1931. It was a lollipop with a hard candy shell and a
chocolaty, chewy Tootsie Roll on the inside. Another huge
advertisement campaign was 1970’s “How many
licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” The
campaign almost became the riddle of the sphinx. Engineering students at
Purdue even invented a “licking machine” to answer the riddle. Different
tongues, saliva, etc produced different results, so there is no real
answer!! Argh!!! Sorry owl.
Tootsie Roll’s Official
Smarties® - not the same
as Nestle's Smarties!
It's always fun to unwrap or
untwist these tart little jewels. Brings back fond Halloween
memories from yesterday. These
sweet and sour little babies came wrapped in a plastic wrapper with each
end twisted – just like a little present for your mouth. They were
created by the Ce De Candy Inc., originally hailing from England. Ce De
Candy started their production back in 1932, then moving to America in
1949. They started with two wrapping machines and a rented facility to
get Smarties going in America. Today, Smarties are made 20 hours a day
in two plants, one in New Jersey and the other in Ontario, Canada. They
produce billions of Smarties rolls a year! Placed end to end, all those
Smarties would span about 85 thousand miles! Now that's a lot of
The very pink and very yummy Dubble
Bubble bubble gum was created in 1928 by Walter Diemer of the Fleer
Company. Not only did he invent the brand Dubble Bubble, he
invented bubble gum! Hail to Walter Diemer. He was an
accountant with Fleer and just had fun experimenting with gum
recipes. In an interview a few years before his death he said his
invention was “an accident". In our opinion, one of the best accidents
ever to happen! In 1937, the gum went on the market nationally. The gum
got rather flavorless quickly, but that is when it blows the best
Dubble Bubble’s Official Site:
According to the manufacturer, Dum Dum
Pops, or just Dum Dums, were originated by Akron Candy
Company in 1924. I.C. Bahr, the early sales manager of the company,
named the ball-shaped candy on a stick and figured "dum-dum" was a word
any child could say. Logical enough. It boasts 12 flavors from Cherry,
Cotton Candy to the exotic Coconut-Pineapple. They even have a
Buttered Popcorn flavor pop. Now that’s a toss-up. The best
one? The Mystery pop – which is a mixture of two flavors – a
the end of one batch of candy meeting the beginning of the next batch.
Their candy lines are continuous and the switch over from one flavor to
another results in some pops containing both flavors.
Dum Dum Pops’
Official Site: http://www.dumdumpops.com/
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