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What are some interesting facts about candy?

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One interesting fact about candy is that the Snickers bar was named after Frank Mars' favorite horse. Another fact is that sugar does not stretch, so chewing bubble gum until all the flavor is gone helps to blow a big gum bubble.

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Candy sales increase around the holidays. Halloween leads in candy sales with over 600 million pounds sold yearly. Easter is next with 65 million pounds of candy sold. Valentine's Day follows Easter with 48 million pounds sold.

There are 20 million pounds of candy corn sold in the United States each year. This number supplies enough Brach's candy corn kernels annually to wrap around the earth 4.25 times. Candy corn is also called chicken feed in some places.

It is better to eat candy in one sitting rather than snacking on it throughout the day. This is because eating more candy causes the mouth to produce more saliva, which helps to clean teeth and wash away acids from the candy that erode teeth.

The creator of Atomic Fireballs got his candy idea from serving in Japan after World War II. Each Atomic Fireball contains the same amount of Capsaicin as a Jalapeño pepper.

The Dum Dum's mystery flavor is the combination of the two flavors that run together when the sucker machine switches flavors. This means the mystery flavor is different every time.

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