Candy Facts & Trivia

Did you know Hershey’s produces enough Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in one year to feed one to every person in the USA, Japan, Europe, Australia, China, Africa and India? Or that that Purdue University used a robotic licking machine to determine that, on average, it takes 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop? Well you do now!

The world of candy is full of fascinating facts, and we’ve made it our mission to gather them all here in the Candy Trivia section of the ACS blog. Learn something new about your favorite brands of candy today and impress your friends by sharing one of our sweet pieces of trivia over your social networks.

Pop Rocks Trivia

Pop Rocks

In the 1950's, General Foods chemist, William Mitchell, was experimenting with ways to trap carbon dioxide in an attempt to make instant soda pop. He developed a method ...more

Chocolate Trivia

As chocolate is being made, what items in the process are called “nibs'? a - irregular pieces of raw bean b - burnt chocolate pieces c - leftover inventory d - ...more

A Lesson in Gobstoppers

Gobstoppers to teach science, what a concept! The entire class is given a gobstopper to suck and told that they are sucking away the layers of the planet. The first layer ...more

Candy – not Candy


So you thought that maybe candy was just a sweet, tasty, confectionary treat, desert and briber of small children?  Wrong! Candy, perhaps because of the allusion to the ...more