🎃 A whopping 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced for Halloween every year.
🎃 During the Korean War, U.S. Marines called in an airdrop for mortar shells nicknamed “Tootsie Rolls” but what showed up were Tootsie Roll candies. They proved useful though, as the troops would warm them up and use them as a soft putty to plug bullet holes and the sugar from eating them allowed for quick bursts of energy to keep fighting.
🎃 The largest pumpkin ever grown was in Switzerland and came in at around 2,000lbs.
🎃 The pumpkin carving tradition started in Ireland but with turnips instead of pumpkins. The Irish would carve turnips to be used as lanterns placed outside their house to keep the ghostly figure called “Stingy Jack” away. They eventually referred to him as “Jack of the Lantern” and brought the tradition to America with them and discovered pumpkins work even better.
🎃 Do you know how the mystery flavors of Dum Dum lollipops are made? When it comes time to switch out partial flavors leftover in the machines, the company blends them together to form the mystery flavor so you really never know what you’re going to get.
🎃 In the 18th century there was a tradition where women would throw apple peels over their shoulders to see if they’d land in a pattern resembling a man’s initials that would become their husband.
🎃 The original name of candy corn was “chicken feed”.
🎃 The first two candy bars to be offered in “fun size” were Snickers and Milky Way.
🎃 Pumpkins are technically considered fruits.