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Halloween Trivia: Fun Candy Facts We Bet You Don't Know

How many licks does it really take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Find out this and 37 other fascinating tidbits

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Since today is widely acknowledged as the only day during which it's perfectly acceptable to sit at your desk and scarf down an entire plastic pumpkin full of high-fructose corn syrup offerings, we thought it'd be only fitting (and fun) to shed the light on some interesting, little known, candy facts.

Thanks to those nimble minds at Mental Floss, we were able to learn that E.T. was originally supposed to be enamored by M&Ms but Mars wouldn't cut the deal so they went with Reese's Pieces instead. Big mistake, Mars.

Long wondered (or been scared of) what the "Mystery" flavor Dum Dum lollipop is? Not to worry, it's just the mélange that happens when the end of one flavor comes off the belt and a new one starts up.

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Oh, and even though most people think they're pretty gross, each year Brach's sells enough candy corn to circumnavigate the globe 4.25 times. (!)

Now, if you want to further titillate your frontal cortex with such fun factoids you'll have to watch the video below. And, yes, you will finally find out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.


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