> It takes an average of 252 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Source: recent Purdue University study.
> Every day Tootsie Roll Industries produces 16 million Tootsie Pops.
> Nearly 9 billion pieces of candy corn are produced annually.
> Halloween is responsible for 3/4 of the annual sales of candy corn.
> There are about 1,600 candy manufacturng companies in the United States. But just 2 manufacture 15 of the top 20 selling chocolate candy bars - Hershey and Mars.
> The most popular Halloween candy is Snickers fun-size bars.
> 93% of children in the U.S. go "trick or treating."
> There are 22 M&M colors.
> M&Ms are the most popular chocolate candy in the U.S. with annual sales of $425 million.
> Prohibition was a ripe time for introducing new candy bars. Between 1920 and 1930 these new candy bars were introduced: Baby Ruth, Oh Henry, Mounds, Milky Way, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Mr. Goodbar, Butterfinger and Snickers. Source: Inc magazine.
I need my chocolate fix - quick, throw me a peanut M&M.
Pertinent quote: "I’ve been married a long time … and I’m just starting to scratch the surface of what women really want. I don’t know, but the answer probably lies somewhere between chocolate and conversation." - Mel Gibson If you had known the correct answer was “chocolate," Mel, you might not have gotten that divorce.