We all love candy, but there's a lot more to candy than just its sweet taste. Impress your friends and trick-or-treaters this Halloween with these ghoulish candy facts!

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    Candy Corn

    If Brach's laid out the kernels from the candy corn it sells each year end to end, they would wrap around the earth 4.25 times!

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    The "M"s in M&M's stand for Mars and Murrie. Forrest Mars, Sr. and Bruce Murrie launched the candy.

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    Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    The Reese in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is a reference to former Hershey employee by the name of Harry Burnett Reese who created the famous candy in the 1920's.

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    Tootsie Pops

    How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? A licking machine designed by students at Purdue University needed 364 licks on average.

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    3 Musketeers

    When this candy was introduced in the 1930's, it was in three separate parts of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Hence the name, 3 Musketeers.

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    Milky Way

    These bars weren't named after our home galaxy, but actually came from a type of malted milkshake that was popular in the 1920's.

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    The word PEZ is derived from the German word, Pfefferminz, which means peppermint. Huh?

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    Sugar Daddy

    Up until the 1930's, this caramel candy was actually called the Papa Sucker.

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    Jelly Belly

    During Ronald Reagan's 1981 inauguration, Jelly Belly served up more than three tons of beans!

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    Tootsie Roll

    During WWII, Tootsie Rolls were added to soldiers' rations because of their durability in all weather conditions.

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