13 Halloween Candy Facts To Pig Out On

Some jerk was being condescending to a child, and now we call it “Salt Water Taffy.”
13 Halloween Candy Facts To Pig Out On

If there is one event that took place in the second half of the 19th century that split America down moral and ethical lines, it's definitely the invention of candy corn. Here’s the story, plus 12 others:

Candy corporations tried to extend Daylight Savings to sell more candy. Before it was extended in 2007, --makers in 1985 lobbied to have Halloween covered by Daylight Savings Time so children would have an extra hour to collect candy. They went so far as to put a candy pumpkin on the seat of every senator during the 1985 hearings on Daylight Saving. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

262 Fun-Sized candy bars will kill you. An average American weighing 180lbs would need to consume 5.4lbs of sugar in one sitting for it to be a lethal dose, which would be the amount in 262 fun-sized candy bars (9.3 grams of sugar each). CRACKED.COM

Source: PBS

Smarties were made with the same machines that produced bullets during WWI. Machines that compressed gunpowder into pellets for use in ammunition were repurposed to make the candy after swapping out some ingredients. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBC


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