Incredible Sweet Facts You Never Knew About
“Tastes like strawberries, on a summer evenin', and it sounds just like a song, I want more berries, and that summer feeling, it’s so wonderful and warm”. The lyrics of Harry Styles’ watermelon sugar are a great depiction of how lovely it feels to enjoy sweets on a sunny day.
Sweets come in different shapes, tastes, styles and sweet gifts. We are all well-acquainted with candies, chocolates, pies, and common desserts that we have been eating all our lives. There are many books out there that tell you so much about how certain sweets were first prepared.
If you like reading stories and facts about sweets then read on! This article by the Sweet Hamper Company is here for you to find out some of the most fascinating facts about some common sweets.
The MnM’s Fact
Recall those two little "M"s printed on the colourful MnMs that come in a brown packet. Have you ever wondered what they stand for? Well, the idea arose when Mr. Forest Mars noticed soldiers eating chocolate covered in hard shells so he decided to make his own so he discussed it with the owner of Hershey’s, Bruce Murrie.
Thus, the world was introduced to the Magnificent and Marvelous M&Ms. We keep munching on those nutty and plain M&Ms but surprisingly they also produce limited-edition flavors like pretzels, dark chocolate, caramel, and chocolate mint.
The Snickers Fact
“You’re not you when you’re hungry. Snickers Satisfies” – said all those snickers commercials. They really should stop making those mouthwatering commercials, that’s just a waste of money because we are buying snickers anyways.
A snickers bar is self-explanatory. Getting back to the most amusing fact that snickers were named after Mars families’ favourite horse. It is surprising to note the fact that people in the UK did not get to eat snickers under the same name.
In the U.K, people were eating the layers of roasted peanuts with nougat and caramel covered in milk chocolate under the name “Marathon” because Mr. Mars was too embarrassed as snickers rhymed with “knickers” which meant women underwear in British slang.
These wonderful chocolate bars contain around 240 kcals per 50g bar as found here on the world open food facts website.
Don't forget to check our some of our chocolate gift boxes, some of which contain these bars of nutty goodness
The KitKat Fact
A lot of people think that KitKats wafers are filled with milk chocolate only. However, the truth is that the non-shiny KitKats are crushed and mixed with chocolate and filled into another KitKat.
We solely associate KitKats with ‘have a break, have a KitKat!’ ads. This famous tag line has been associated with the chocolate bar since 1957 and is one of the most famous chocolate tag-lines around the world.
How Much Is Too Much?
When was the last time you ate a “death by chocolate cake” and did not pay attention to the fact that death due to excess chocolate is possible? Well, eighty-five chocolate bars for once are enough to send an average person from their cradle to their grave
Reading fun-filled and knowledgeable facts about sweets is an interesting way to pass your time. Just like we all love to eat chocolates and candies, it is important to know some important facts about them so we don’t overdo it as they can cause diabetes depriving you of the ability to eat as much sugar as you want.
A Decayed Fact
We all take our teeth for granted. The bacteria in our mouths feed on sugar. So, you must brush your teeth after eating any sweets to avoid plaque and tooth decay! This is super important to prolong the life of your teeth and gums. Ok so this isn't really a ‘fun fact’ but we thought it was important to point this out to all of our blog readers!