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?
Candy canes date back to the 17th century.
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?
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?
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?
How long is the longest candy cane ever made?
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?
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.
Which of these candy cane flavors did the Archie McPhee company introduce for the 2016 season?
- garlic and onions
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.
Fruitcakes date back to the ancient Romans.
What year was Terry's Chocolate Orange created?
When were advent calendars first associated with Christmas?
In what country do children celebrate Christmas with a sweet called knack?
What type of treat is the Spanish turron?
- fruity hard candy
- chocolate and nuts
What flavor is the British humbug?
Holiday chocolate gifts in the Netherlands often take this form.
Which of these is commonly used to make marzipan?
What country do korova hail from?
The Kinder Surprise egg originated in Germany.
What type of nut is at the center of Ferrero Rocher candy?
What's the top-selling chocolate gift box for the holidays?
- Russell Stover
Which of these is the best-selling bar-sized candy in the U.S.?
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups