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History of Candy

Candy is believed to have originated around the time of the ancient Egyptians. They would offer a licorice and ginger mix to one of their gods. Candy was used as medicine until the middle ages. Rock candy was created in the United States and was the first candy not used as medicine. In 1914 the first chocolate bar was sold in the U.S at a baseball game. Reese's peanut butter cups and M@M's are the two most popular candies in the world. Pez has been around since 1961 and is produced in Orange, CT.