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Chocolate is made from the seeds of a small tropical tree called the Theobroma cacao. While the cacao grows in both Central and South America, the majority of the world's cacao is grown in Africa.

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  • What is the Airheads Mystery flavor?

    Q: What is the Airheads Mystery flavor?

    A: The Airheads White Mystery flavor changes from batch to batch. When a run of one flavor is finished, the company may have some candy left over but not enough to produce a full run. It mixes the leftovers from multiple batches and doesn't add food coloring to produce White Mystery.
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  • How did the Milky Way candy bar get its name?

    Q: How did the Milky Way candy bar get its name?

    A: The Milky Way candy bar got its name from a chocolate malt milkshake that was popular at the time it was created. The candy bar was supposed to mimic the shake, and it was an immediate hit upon release in the United States.
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  • Where does chocolate come from?

    Q: Where does chocolate come from?

    A: Chocolate is made from the seeds of a small tropical tree called the Theobroma cacao. While the cacao grows in both Central and South America, the majority of the world's cacao is grown in Africa.
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  • How many Skittles are in each package?

    Q: How many Skittles are in each package?

    A: According to Wrigley, the brand that makes Skittles, each standard 2.17-ounce bag of skittles contains an average of 56 pieces of candy. Each Skittle weighs approximately 1 gram.
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  • Which chewing gum flavor lasts the longest?

    Q: Which chewing gum flavor lasts the longest?

    A: There is no scientific answer to which chewing gum holds its flavor the longest. However, mint and cinnamon gums last much longer than fruit-flavored gums, due to their strong flavor and aroma, according to education.com.
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  • What was the first wrapped penny candy in America?

    Q: What was the first wrapped penny candy in America?

    A: The first individually-wrapped and sold penny candy in the United States was the Tootsie Roll, which was introduced in 1896. The candy was invented by Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant living in New York City. He named the candy after his daughter, whose nickname was "Tootsie."
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  • Who invented gummy bears?

    Q: Who invented gummy bears?

    A: The gummy bear was invented in 1922 by Hans Riegel, a candy maker from Bonn, Germany. He named his company Haribo, an acronym for Hans Riegel Bonn. When the gummy bear was first introduced, it was called the "dancing bear."
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  • What are the ingredients in candy corn?

    Q: What are the ingredients in candy corn?

    A: The ingredient list for typical store-bought candy corn includes sugar, corn syrup, honey, salt, confectioner's glaze, gelatin, dextrose, sesame oil, artificial flavor, titanium dioxide color and food colorings Blue 1, Red 3 and Yellow 5. Manufactured candy corn may also contain traces of milk, egg, peanuts, soy protein and tree nuts. Homemade candy corn is made by combining miniature marshmallows, powdered sugar, water and food coloring.
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  • Why are some candies called nonpareils?

    Q: Why are some candies called nonpareils?

    A: In French, the word "nonpareil" means "without equal," so the term was meant to describe a candy that was better than the rest. Nonpareils were once only found in a white variety but colorful nonpareils soon followed.
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  • What gum lasts the longest?

    Q: What gum lasts the longest?

    A: Mint-flavored gum lasts longer than fruit-flavored gum, as determined by tests reported by Education.com. The project was carried out by school children using three unnamed packs of fruit-flavored gum and three unnamed packs of mint-flavored gum.
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  • What are examples of candy bar names?

    Q: What are examples of candy bar names?

    A: Examples of names of prominent candy bars include Mars Bar, Three Musketeers, 5th Avenue, Zero, Oh, Henry! and Pay Day. Other candy bar names are Baby Ruth, Snickers and Butterfinger.
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  • In what year were Skittles invented?

    Q: In what year were Skittles invented?

    A: Skittles were invented and originally produced in Britain in 1974. In 1979, Skittles were imported to the United States. It was not until 1982 that Skittles began to be manufactured in the United States.
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  • What kind of gelatin is in Starburst?

    Q: What kind of gelatin is in Starburst?

    A: According to Halal Hub, all gelatin that Wrigley USA uses in its products, which includes Starburst, is derived from animal products. The animal products are purified and dried during the manufacturing process, but the products do not currently meet vegetarian or halal standards.
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  • How long does candy stay good?

    Q: How long does candy stay good?

    A: Candy can be good to eat anywhere from one week to three years or more. The shelf life of candy depends on what type of candy it is and on how it is stored.
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  • Q: What are the ingredients in Hubba Bubba?

    A: The ingredients in Hubba Bubba gum include sugar, gum base, corn syrup and flavoring. Other ingredients include coloring agents, chemicals to maintain freshness and artificial sweeteners.
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  • Q: Is chocolate considered a candy?

    A: Chocolate is considered a type of candy. Candies, which are available in numerous flavors, include products such as nuts and fruit that are combined with chocolate. As candy is a byproduct of dissolved sugar, it includes chocolate as well.
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  • Q: What is the Doublemint Gum slogan?

    A: The slogan for Doublemint Gum is, "Double Your Pleasure. Double Your Fun." Wrigley's formerly used the slogan "Doublemint, Double Good" on billboards.
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  • Q: What are some of America's popular candy brands?

    A: M&Ms by Mars is America's most popular candy brand in 2015, with approximately $673 million in annual sales, says Bloomberg Business. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups by Hershey's is the nation's second most popular candy brand, with approximately $516 million in annual sales.
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  • Q: What is in Juicy Fruit gum?

    A: Juicy Fruit gum, as of 2015, is mainly made up of, sugar, gum base, wheat glucose syrup, sweeteners and isoamyl acetate. Juicy Fruit was first introduced by the Wrigley family in 1893 and is the oldest brand to date in the company's portfolio.
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  • Q: What candy bar is named after a famous author?

    A: There is no candy bar that is truly named after a famous author. Many trivia or party game quizzes list the Nestle Oh Henry bar as being named after the famous author O. Henry, but that is not a fact according to Nestle.
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  • Q: Is there a candy that starts with the letter "Q"?

    A: When playing the Candy Wrapper Game, the letter "Q" may stump players, until they come up with "Quench Gum." Quench Gum claims to provide thirst-quenching relief in a sugar-free gum for athletes.
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