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5 Halloween Candy Facts

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is a great holiday for Dulce Designs...candy abounds, no? ;)

Here are 5 candy facts we thought we'd share with you:

  • Snickers bars have topped the charts for years as the #1 Halloween candy bar. (source)
  • Hershey's Kisses hit the scene in 1907 and have been on candy shelves ever since with a brief interruption from 1942 to 1949 due to the rationing of silver foil during WWII. (source)
  • The idea that strangers try to poison trick-or-treaters with Halloween candy is a myth. Experts say no such incident has been documented in recent decades. But the myth spawned a real-life horror story on Halloween night, 1974. Eight-year-old Timothy O'Bryan died after eating Pixie Stix laced with cyanide by his own father to collect life insurance money. As part of his horrific plan to divert suspicion, Ronald O'Bryan also sprinkled poison on candy he gave his daughter and three other children, but luckily none ate it. He was executed in Texas in 1985. (source)
  • Halloween is the candy industry's biggest cash cow. This day alone accounts for over $2 billion in sales for the industry, about 25% of its annual intake. It is by far the largest candy-purchasing holiday, more so than Christmas, Easter and Valentine's Day! (source)
  • In 1932, the original Three Musketeers bar has three pieces of candy; one chocolate, one vanilla and one strawberry. (source)

BONUS: Owyhee Idaho Candy Company makes the Idaho Spud candy bar. This bar, which is meant to resemble a potato, is actually a marshmallow and coconut concoction. It is the company’s best selling candy bar. (source)