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Candy Confidential: 10 Facts We Just Learned About The History Of Sweets

Updated September 22, 2021 770 votes 111 voters 5k views10 items

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Many people have a chocolate bar, chewing gum, or hard candy of choice but don't know the full story behind their preferred sweet treat. But what's the candy history behind some of the world's most beloved confections? How did they come to be - and how did they get so popular?

The candy brands everyone loves didn't just magically appear. Many of them have long histories that reflect ingenuity, hard work, setbacks, and scandals. Whether a company took years to develop a new product or launched an advertising campaign that seeped its way into our shared pop-cultural consciousness, the candy industry behind the scenes has shaped the treats that the public has come to love.

So read on and vote up some of the more delectable facts from the surprising, unexpected, and delicious history of candy.