Why do you love candy so much? Well, for starters, the world has had millennia to improve on the outcome. Yep! Candy has been around for nearly 4,000 years. Around 2000 B.C. the ancient Egyptians created the first candy by mixing fruits and nuts with honey, and the Greeks created "candied" fruit and flowers. While hard candies such as lollipops and similar sugar candies were around in the 1500s, it wasn't until the mid to late 19th century that our modern-day candy really became popular, with improved manufacturing techniques. In fact, you may recognize some of the names that came out of 19th-century chocolate candy history: Cadbury, Nestle, Hershey. Those aren't just the names of companies, those are the founders of your modern-day chocolate candy bars.
How much do you think you know about candy? With thousands of varieties and shapes on the market, it's a wonder that anyone can keep track. But we're confident you have the sweet tooth for the task. Take a look at the unwrapped candy images in this quiz to see if you can identify which candy is which. Not all candies look or taste the same, but there is one commonality among all candy. We just can't get enough!
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