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Top 5 Candy Myths

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Not only are myths and urban legends fun to read about – it’s also a lot of fun trying to find out exactly how they started. Plus, candy is, well, great, so we decided to put the two together to bring you the Top 5 Candy Myths of all time.

No. 5: Exploding Jawbreaker

As the story goes, if you put a jawbreaker in the microwave it will explode. Well, someone over at MythBusters decided to put this myth to the test and – guess what? It’s true! No one really knows why this happens, but heating zapping a jawbreaker definitely turns into a dangerous sugar bomb – SO DON’T TRY IT AT HOME!


No. 4: Caffeinated Chocolate

Ever heard someone swear chocolate works just as well as coffee when you want to stay up late? As it turns out, this “fact” is only kinda sorta true. There’s actually only a tiny little amount of caffeine in chocolate (about 10 mg per ounce, tops) – it really won’t help if you’re fighting against sleep.


No. 3: LifeSavers’ Story

The story behind the name of this famous round candy is pretty tragic: the inventor originally made the treats without holes in the middle. When he asked his daughter to try one she choked and died. So he added the hole in the center to prevent the same tragedy from happening again. But the real story is a lot less dramatic. In 1912 Clarence Crane started producing peppermint candy; he quickly discovered the machine he was using to make the candies worked better if they each had a hole in the center. To him, they looked like lifesavers that lifeguards use in swimming pools, so that’s what he named his invention.


No. 2: Brown M&Ms

Some musicians are pretty picky, but none even come close to Van Halen. Whenever the 80s rock band went on tour they requested a bowl of M&Ms in their dressing room with all the brown M&Ms removed. If they found even one brown candy in the bowl they’d trash the place or refuse to perform. The myth here is that brown M&Ms taste different (worse) than the other colors. Not true. The request was just a test to make sure whoever was setting up the stage for VH was doing everything properly and according to safety standards.


No. 1: Bubble Yum Spiders

Bubble Yum hit the American market in 1975. Before it came on the scene, hard, brittle, carboard-y chewing gum was the flavor. But Bubble Yum changed all that with its soft, chewy texture and juicy flavors. So lots of gum-chewers were concerned when someone started a rumor that the bubble gum contained spider parts – legs, arms and even eggs. The story got so out of control that Bubble Yum had to fight the rumors by taking out full-page ads in newspapers across the country.


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Dragongirl134

Dragongirl134 wrote:

lifesavers... I've always thought of lifeguards when i see them. But the candy doesn't ...
commented: Sat Oct 25, 2014

buggs b2

buggs b2 wrote:

The brown m&m's one they are kinda smart if you think about it
commented: Tue Nov 05, 2013

EmoSkrillex

EmoSkrillex wrote:

THe brown m&m's one sounds like he was like a child o-O
commented: Mon Nov 04, 2013

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Dear Jaclyn, dont be ashamed to be apart of this generation because there are some children who will be positive and in no way like Giavanna. Giavannna was probably exposed to a lot of stuff, influenced by someone\something,or not in her right mind. try to FORGIVE AND FORGET. and be thankful that you have it better than her.                                                                                           -samkitty
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