Fun Facts

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    Jawbreakers and Fireballs have over 100 layers of candy and take about 2 weeks to make!

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    Candy is made by dissolving sugar in water. The type of candy is determined by the heat level. Hot temperatures make hard candy; medium heat makes soft candy and cool temperatures make chewy candy.

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    Cotton candy was invented by a dentist in 1897! He called it Fairy Floss. It wasn’t called Cotton Candy until 1920.

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    64 million Tootsie Rolls are made every day! That means more than 44,440 Tootsie Rolls are made per minute!

The Curly Girl Featured on North of Boston Lifestyle Guide
History of the Sky Bar - YES, we carry them!

Fun Facts

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    The white paper strip that comes out of the top of a Hershey’s Kiss wrapper is called a “plume”.

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    In 1871, Milton Hershey was only 19 years old when he setup his confectionary shop in Philadelphia

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    The Dum Dums mystery flavor is always a mix of two flavors. It’s made when the machine switches to making a new flavor.


Episode 34: January 29, 2022
Marnie Greenhut, owner of Curly Girl Candy Shop on Washington Street in Salem, talks about opening a store during the pandemic, how to properly eat Fun Dip, and her “beat the winter blahs” promotion.

Quiz Yourself

How many songs can you name with the word “CANDY” in the title?

Fun Facts

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    The largest bubblegum bubble recorded to date was 20 inches in diameter. The man who did it said the secret to his success was using three pieces of Dubble Bubble bubblegum.

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    Do you like the Everlasting Gobstopper, Runts & Laffy Taffy? Thank Roald Dahl! The movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory based on Roald Dahl’s book, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory was the motivation for Quaker Oats, who financed the film, to start a candy company, later called The Willy Wonka Candy Company. The goal was to bring the imaginative candy creations to life!

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    A one-ounce piece of milk chocolate and a cup of decaffeinated coffee contain the same amount of caffeine.

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    The original maker of Milk Duds couldn’t make the chocolate-covered caramels perfectly round. Disappointed, he called them duds.