Monday, April 18, 2011

About Candy Bars!

Candy is delicious to eat. But how did some of them get their strange names? Take a peek to find out about the history 0f candy names. With so many candies around, one can have different kind of candy everyday. But you have to know the name of the candies that are available, peek into the history of some of the popular candy bar name.

1. Milk Duds==When the first Milk Duds were made in 1928, the manufacture couldn;t make them round so they decided to call them duds, the milk part comes from the large amount of milk used to make them delicious.
2. Tootsie Rolls==the tootsie roll was invented by Leo Hirshfield in 1896, he named the candy bar after his 5 years old daughter whose name was Tootsie.
3. M &M's==This name comes from the last name of the two founders, Mars and Murrie Snickers. Now the Snickers candy bar was launched in 1930 and was named after the Mars family favorite horse.
4. Hershey's== Hershey milk chocolate was made by Milton Hershey himself., this was made in the 1900s. People considered Hershey's as the first candy of America.
5. Milky Way==Created in 1923 by Frank C, Mars. The name was actually created as a competition to malted milkshakes of that time.
6. Mars Bars manufactured in the UK in 1932 as a sweeter version of the American Milky Way. It was made by Forrest Mars, son of American Frank C. Mars.
7. Baby Ruth==It was unveiled in 1923 by the Curtis Candy Company in Chicago. Well who was it named after is not really known. Is is said after the great baseball player Babe Ruth and others say President Grover Cleveland's daughter Ruth, who really knows.
8. Butterfingers==is another Curtiss Candy Company was introduced in 1923. The company had a contest to name the candy bar. The person that won the contest was Lucky Mr. Nikola Jovanovic and this man chose his nick name "butterfingers" because he was clumsy.

I hope you had fun with this, chocolate is always very delicious and sometimes messy, specially with young children. Happy Easter to all my friends, don't eat too much candy.



Fun candy facts!I love candy!
Easter Blessings!

Becky and Gary said...

How interesting Margaret. I hadn't heard any of this. Very good!
Happy Easter to you and all your family.

Kay said...

This is so interesting, Margaret. I had no idea. It's always fun to find out the source of things. And those candies are something I did enjoy as a child.

Linda said...

Very fascinating! Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter week, Margaret. :)

Anonymous said...

If it's candy, I like it! If it's chocolate candy, I like it even more! I learned something as usual when I come over here. Have a great Easter.

Patty said...

I don't care who makes them, I just love them. Not too fond of the Butterfinger, would rather have a Clark bar. One time our youngest Granddaughter said, when asked what she would like for her birthday, she named off some toys, then said, and some good chocolate. She was about 4 years old, but she had heard her Mother and her aunts plus myself talking about which chocolate was better than some. So she started out early, she wanted the good chocolate. LOL It's turned quite chilly here today. I mowed, but had to wear rain boots over my shoes it was so wet, but suppose to rain more tomorrow, plus Thursday is my grocery shopping day. Friday will be laundry day. No rest for the wicked. LOL Have a good evening.

shooting star said... in india, M&M's and Hersey's are the only ones which are popular

Anonymous said...

Do you remember when candy was rationed during the War? We substituted Smith Brothers "Cherry" flavored cough drops. That was the only thing close to candy in the candy case in our village grocery store.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I toured the Hershey factory once.....amazing place! Happy Easter Margaret. Hope you get some chocolate eggs.

Anonymous said...

MMMM Chocolate Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading about the candy bars. I love just about any kind out there. If it has chocolate in it, around it, on it, or anything to do with chocolate, I love it!

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