You might be interested to know the history of some of the things you might find in your kids' candy bag tonight or you might be giving out to the kids who come to your door.

  • Tootsie Roll

    A New York City candy maker introduced Tootsie Rolls in 1896. He named the chewy, chocolate candy after his daughter.

    (Jonathan Crome@Flickr)
  • Three Musketeers

    Introduced in 1932. Originally it was a package of 3 separate candy bars – one chocolate, one vanilla and one strawberry. That’s the why it’s called Three Musketeers. Later it became just a fluffy center chocolate bar but the name remained.

  • Clark Bar

    Clark Bar is a chocolate peanut butter bar. It’s made by the same company that makes Necco Wafers.

  • Necco Wafers

    Necco Wafers are named after the company that makes them – New England Confectionary Company. The seven flavors are orange, lemon, licorice, chocolate, clove, wintergreen and cinnamon.

  • Junior Mints

    The inventor of Junior Mints loved Broadway plays. His favorite play was “Junior Miss”. He named his candy after the play.

  • Peeps

    Peeps aren’t just for Easter. The company makes so many Peeps every year that they could circle the earth twice.

  • M & M's

    The Mars Company introduced M & M's in 1941 in response to a dip in chocolate sales during the summer. The hard candy coating prevented the chocolate from melting in the warm temperatures. They introduced Peanut M & M’s in 1954.

    (Mr. T in DC@Flickr)