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July 28, 2011 / MMasing

Who doesn’t like Candy?

Hello Everybody,

Today I’ve been to the supermarket
and saw a lot of products, obviously.
Though, as always and probably everywhere the same as here,
one hallway was filled with kids:

The candy department of the store.

Candy is known in all times, even the cavemen ate candy.
Though this was candy in the form of that time:
honey from bee hives.
Since that time candy has become
more and more developed.

The Olmec Indians grown the first cocoa in 1200 B.C.
The Maya natives start using cocoa for money,
they even found artifacts of chocolate drink
in Maya tombs known to be from 250 B.C.
The Egyptians made candy with honey,
nuts and fruits 3500 years ago.
In the 15oo’s the Spanish Explorers tasted
the cocoa for the first time.
By tasting this, the Spanish were the first Europeans to taste cocoa.
In 1502 the first chocolate drink tasted by modern man was documented.
Cacoa was firstly found in Europe in 1544 and the English already sold coca in 1556.

In the Middle Ages sugar was expensive so it was a product that was available only to the rich.
In the 17th century the hot cocoa came into the fashion leading to the first hot cocoa maker.
J.S. Fry and his sons were the first to make heart eating cocoa in 1844,
leading to the make of the modern chocolate bar in the same year.
The popularity of the fresh made chocolate bar, and other sorts of candy,
leaded into the opening of the candy store, first candy store opened in 1864.
But the chocolate bar was developed even more.
In 1876 the Swiss chocolate was made and the first milk chocolate was made in 1879.
Chocolate bonbons were created in 1913 and in 1929 we could
add chocolate covered cherries to the list.
In 1926 vitamins were added and just in 1997 the candy sales really increased.
The Hersey Kiss was made in the 20th century becoming the number one candy maker in 2002.

Now we have seen that candy has a long history,
though only a short while back candy really became more popular.
This mystery is easily solvable if you look at this
from an economical point of view.
Candy was made with sugar, and sugar was expensive.
Nowadays people are able to afford sugar a lot easier
than they were way back.

Due to this candy became more “buy-able”
and more popular under the kids.. but also the adult.
Because, admit it, who doesn’t like candy?

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  1. Anders J / Aug 15 2011 10:23 am

    Candy, yeah, long story, but i thought it got poppular long before this xD
    sugar was expencive i bet, tho during the war it was usuall to have sugar on the bread cus it was so cheap, so i guess the prices suddenly dropped or something?
    I think everyone i know like candy, some more than others, and it’s kinda nice to share with someone, candy, sweets, chocolate, yummy :3

    thanks for a sweet post, waiting for more 🙂

    • MMasing / Aug 20 2011 5:12 pm

      Hey,
      Yea.. long story indeed :P.
      I don’t know what’s up with the sugar prices, I thought that sugar always had been expensive?
      Well, I’m no expert, tho all the information on my blog comes from people that do know there stuff, so.. I can’t help you on that one, sorry.
      And indeed, who doesn’t like candy?
      Even my dad likes candy! 😛
      I think that is really hard to not like candy because of the many sorts and flavours of candy.
      You kinda HAVE to like something. 😛
      And sharing can be nice.. tho less candy for yourself…
      Ow, and thanks, more posts on its way. 🙂
      Greetz, MMasing.

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