Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Some Chocolate Trivia to Sink Your Teeth Into

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Some Chocolate Trivia to Sink Your Teeth Into

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-- The Dutch are the biggest eaters of candy, at about 65 pounds per person a year; Americans eat about 21 pounds a year.

-- Milton S. Hershey introduced the Milk Chocolate Bar in 1900. He also began the production of Sweethearts the same year. The vanilla sweet chocolate candies, with a heart imprinted on the base, were discontinued in 1931.

-- The dates of other candy debuts: Hershey Kisses, 1907; Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, 1922; Milky Way, 1923; Mr. Goodbar, 1925; Snickers, 1930. M&M's, 1940.

-- The original 3 Musketeers Bar of 1932 had three parts: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. In the 1940s, it became all chocolate.

-- During WWII, the Tootsie Roll was part of the soldiers rations due to its ability to withstand harsh conditions.

-- Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts.

-- Baby Ruth candy bars are not named for Babe Ruth, but rather for President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth. …

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