The Quick 10: 10 Sweet Facts for Halloween

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This weekend I've been sharing tasty facts about your favorite candy treats on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights:

wine1. Kit Kat flavors available in Japan include wine, sweet potato, wasabi, and soy sauce.
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2. A 3 Musketeers bar originally included three smaller bars: one vanilla, one chocolate and one strawberry.
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3. Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey had reservations on the Titanic. He ended up taking an earlier ship.
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4. M&M’s actually stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the candy’s founders—Forrest Mars Sr. & William F. R. Murrie.
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5. The name PEZ (as in PEZ Dispensers) comes from the German word for peppermint — PfeffErminZ.

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6. Toblerone is a portmanteau of the creator’s name, Theodor Tobler, and “torrone,” an Italian word for a type of nougat.
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7. Early Life Savers flavors included Lic-O-Rice, Cinn-O-Mon, Vi-O-let, Choc-O-Late, and Cl-O-ve.
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8. Until the early 1930s, the Sugar Daddy caramel candy was called the Papa Sucker.
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9. Real Names of Old Candy Bars: Chicken Dinner, Vegetable Sandwich, Fat Emma and Milk Nut Loaf.
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10. In the 1930s, Admiral Byrd brought 2½ tons of NECCO Wafers to the South Pole for his men during their two-year stay.
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A big thanks to Stacy Conradt, who has been wowing me with weird candy facts for years. If you've got a sweet fact about your favorite candy, wow us in the comments.

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