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The Christmas Candy Quiz
by Bambi Turner
Nothing makes for a sweeter Christmas than a stocking full of candy to nibble on! While sugary treats have long been a part of traditional holiday celebrations, today's candy makers offer a variety like never before for those looking to satisfy that Christmas sweet tooth. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the goodies and gum drops that add a little something extra to the holidays!

What's the biggest holiday of the year for candy sales?

  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Halloween

Candy canes date back to the 17th century.

  • true
  • false

When was the striped candy cane most likely invented?

  • 18th century
  • 19th century
  • 20th century

When was a machine invented to auto-bend candy canes?

  • 1950s
  • 1940s
  • 1930s

How many candy canes are made each year?

  • 17.6 million
  • 176 million
  • 1.76 billion

How many calories are in a typical candy cane?

  • 50
  • 110
  • 340

How many chocolate Santas are sold each year?

  • 1.9 million
  • 19 million
  • 90 million

What year did Hershey first wrap kisses in red and green for Christmas?

  • 1912
  • 1946
  • 1962

How long is the longest candy cane ever made?

  • 3 feet
  • 24 feet
  • 51 feet

What are the remains left by pooping reindeer stocking stuffers?

  • jelly beans
  • chocolate candies
  • dried fruit

What shape is Reese's special holiday treat meant to represent?

  • ornament
  • tree
  • snowflake

What is the best-selling Christmas candy?

  • Hershey's Kisses
  • Reese's Trees
  • Jolly Rancher Candy Canes

How long can you store bags of Christmas chocolate?

  • 1 month
  • 11 months
  • three years

Boxes of candy canes are good for at least a year.

  • true
  • false

Which of these candy cane flavors did the Archie McPhee company introduce for the 2016 season?

  • garlic and onions
  • liverwurst
  • pickles

What percent of fruitcakes are passed on rather than eaten?

  • 8 percent
  • 18 percent
  • 38 percent

Fruitcakes only have a shelf life of around 21 days.

  • true
  • false

Fruitcakes date back to the ancient Romans.

  • true
  • false

What year was Terry's Chocolate Orange created?

  • 1931
  • 1951
  • 1971

When were advent calendars first associated with Christmas?

  • 1700
  • 1800
  • 1900

In what country do children celebrate Christmas with a sweet called knack?

  • Sweden
  • France
  • Spain

What type of treat is the Spanish turron?

  • nougat
  • fruity hard candy
  • chocolate and nuts

What flavor is the British humbug?

  • licorice
  • mint
  • fruit

Holiday chocolate gifts in the Netherlands often take this form.

  • letters
  • stars
  • animals

Which of these is commonly used to make marzipan?

  • walnuts
  • hazelnuts
  • almonds

What country do korova hail from?

  • Russia
  • Australia
  • Japan

The Kinder Surprise egg originated in Germany.

  • true
  • false

What type of nut is at the center of Ferrero Rocher candy?

  • hazelnut
  • peanut
  • almond

What's the top-selling chocolate gift box for the holidays?

  • Russell Stover
  • Whitman's
  • Hershey's

Which of these is the best-selling bar-sized candy in the U.S.?

  • M&M's
  • Twix
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups