Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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.

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