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15 mind-blowing facts about Halloween candy consumption in the US

With Halloween fast approaching, Americans are gearing up for the holiday, purchasing costumes, hanging up decorations, and most importantly, stocking up on candy. According to the National Retail Federation’s seasonal trends report, more than 160 million Americans are going to buy candy for Halloween this year. Read on for 15 […]
15 mind-blowing facts about Halloween candy consumption in the US
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The most popular Halloween candy in every state

Americans unite around candy come Halloween time, but they’re just as divided as ever over which candy is the best. CandyStore.com, an online bulk candy retailer that’s tracked its sales over the last 12 years, released a map that showed the most popular candy in each US state. The most […]
The most popular Halloween candy in every state
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The candy everyone was obsessed with the decade you were born

Everyone enjoys reminiscing about their favourite candies from their childhood. M&M’s were first developed in 1941 and used as rations during World War II. Legend has it that a scientist created Pop Rocks by accident in 1956. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Whether you were born in the 1940s […]
The candy everyone was obsessed with the decade you were born
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Dunkin’ is now selling candy-flavored iced coffee and you can choose from Kit Kat, Heath, and Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme versions

Dunkin’ has teamed up with The Hershey Company to create Kit Kat, Heath, and Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme-flavored iced drinks. The “Kit Kat Coolatta” features a vanilla bean base blended with pieces of the popular milk chocolate-coated, wafer-filled candy. Heath and Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme flavours are available for hot […]
Dunkin’ is now selling candy-flavored iced coffee and you can choose from Kit Kat, Heath, and Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme versions
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An artist makes elaborate portraits of influential people of colour like Beyoncé, Cardi B, and Tupac Shakur entirely out of Skittles for a powerful reason

Florida-based artist Harold Caudio creates elaborate portraits of influential people of colour using Skittles. Caudio has featured Beyoncé, Tupac Shakur, Will Smith, Bob Marley, and others in his series, titled “The Coloured Collection.” He first drew inspiration for the project after the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida teen […]
An artist makes elaborate portraits of influential people of colour like Beyoncé, Cardi B, and Tupac Shakur entirely out of Skittles for a powerful reason
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How Jelly Belly jelly beans are made

Jelly Belly has been making jelly beans since the 1800s. Jelly Belly produces over 100 different flavours. Jelly Belly factory is in Fairfield, CA. Visit INSIDER.com for more stories. Following is a transcription of the video. Narrator: Jelly beans are an American candy staple, and Jelly Belly is the most […]
How Jelly Belly jelly beans are made
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20 fun facts about Easter that might surprise you

Easter is on Sunday, April 12, this year. It’s one of the holiest days in Christianity. WalletHub compiled a list of fun facts about how Americans, and the world, would normally celebrate – though this year will be a bit different, due to social distancing and COVID-19. While we’re using […]
20 fun facts about Easter that might surprise you
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Meet the Mars family, heirs to the Snickers and M&M’s candy empire, who spent years avoiding the limelight and are America’s third-wealthiest family ‘dynasty’

The Mars family has a net worth of nearly $US90 billion and helms Mars Inc., the candy empire that brought you Snickers, Twix, and M&M’s. The six family members that rank on the Forbes 400 list have a reported fortune of $US72 billion, making them America’s third-richest family “dynasty,”according to […]
Meet the Mars family, heirs to the Snickers and M&M’s candy empire, who spent years avoiding the limelight and are America’s third-wealthiest family ‘dynasty’
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Amazon is selling bags of ‘bunny farts’ cotton candy in time for Easter

Amazon is selling Little Stinker’s “Bag of Bunny Farts” cotton candy for $US8.95. The unconventional Easter treat is made with fruit punch-flavored pink cotton candy. At the time of writing, it has a four-and-a-half-star rating based on reviews from over 1,800 Amazon customers. Little Stinker, which makes the “Bag of […]
Amazon is selling bags of ‘bunny farts’ cotton candy in time for Easter
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The inventor of Jelly Belly has launched cannabis-infused jelly beans

Jelly Belly’s inventor, David Klein, is getting into the cannabis business. Klein recently launched a business called Spectrum Confections that makes jelly beans infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, the non-psychoactive component of marijuana. While Jelly Belly is not connected to the venture, cannabis-infused candies are on the cusp of transforming […]
The inventor of Jelly Belly has launched cannabis-infused jelly beans
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How PEZ Is Made

PEZ is an American candy staple. First created as a breath mint more than 90 years ago, today PEZ has an endless amount of flavours and types of dispensers. They have been manufactured in the same factory since the early 1970s in Orange, Connecticut. The factory makes about 12 million […]
How PEZ Is Made
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The best chocolate candy we wish would come to the US

People all over the world have their favourite chocolate candies – but, unfortunately, they’re not always easy to find in the US. From wafer-filled delights like Maltesers to Israel’s Elite chocolate with pop rocks, candy makers get creative in every corner of the world. The UK, specifically, has many chocolate […]
The best chocolate candy we wish would come to the US
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What candy corn is actually made of

Candy corn isn’t just sugar. The candy has several ingredients, including gelatin, a protein made from animal parts like hides and bones. Each piece of candy corn contains about 7.5 calories, but, candy corn contains almost no nutritional value. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript […]
What candy corn is actually made of
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RANKED: The Best And Worst Halloween Treats

Americans spend an average of $2 billion on Halloween candy every year. But not all Halloween candy is created equal. We thought back to our trick-or-treating days to determine which candy we were most excited to find in our plastic pumpkins. Obviously, anything king-sized immediately dominates. But without size as […]
RANKED: The Best And Worst Halloween Treats