Who is getting ready for Halloween?
What are you giving out this halloween? Chips, lollipops, chocolate, or candies????
Today I was reading the Toronto Star, "Candy through the ages" and I found a few things interesting.
This is just a little recap of the article from the Toronto Star, "Candy through the ages", Saturday Oct 27, 2012 newspaper.
The candy corn was born. Oct 30th is National Candy Corn Day.
Tootsie Roll. During the Korean War, "tootsie roll" was code name for 60mm mortar ammunition. But there was a mistake and someone actually shipped out Tootsie Rolls instead of ammunition. Ha!
Life Savers - known as the "summer candy".
Fruit gelatin was invented - giving birth to gummy bears.
In Austria, the Pez was launched.
Dubble Bubble was created around this era too.
There was no candy production during the war but afterwards came the Jolly Rancher
The red-hot candies and The Lucky Elephant Pink Candy Popcorn
Tic Tac and the Blow Pops
Gobstopper was created but didn't last long because a little girl got burned by biting into it after left in the sun.
My favourite, the Jelly Belly!!!!
Nerds and Sour Patch Kids
Worms, ants, crickets that are trapped in clear hard candy. OK, who has eaten these?
Remember Juicy Fruit, Spearmint, and Doublemint gum. These were given to soldiers during WWII. Discontinued when the war has ended. Then 57 years later they re-launched the products.
Have you eaten any of these?