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A Very Surprising Fact About Halloween

Posted on Blog October 28, 2014 by Tommy Smith

At All Year Cooling, we thoroughly enjoy Halloween. It is one of the most fun days of the year and everyone gets to just disappear behind a mask or costume. We love spending time with our children and nothing is better than seeing the joy that children get out of dressing up, going trick-or-treating, and stockpiling copious amounts of sweets. It’s not surprising that candy sales bring in millions of dollars during Halloween and every kid (adults too!) has his or her favorites. What may surprise is you is a little known fact about the candy industry.

The Candy Industry Is Not As Diverse As It Seems

If you pay a visit to the candy isle in the supermarket you will be bombarded with various different choices from lollipops, hard candy, gummy bears, chocolate candy bars, and the list goes on. What is not apparent is that there are very few corporations that own most of the popular brands of candy. According to the Huffington Post, the best selling candy only comes from ten corporations.

The Big Three Candy Corporations

 

The Hershey Company

  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
  • Hershey’s Cookies & Cream
  • PayDay
  • Reese’s
  • Mr. Goodbar
  • Krackel
  • Kit Kat
  • York Peppermint Patties
  • Milk Duds
  • Whoppers
  • Rolo
  • Heath
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Twizzlers

MARS

  • Snickers
  • 3 Musketeers
  • Starburst
  • Milky Way
  • Life Savers
  • Twix
  • M&M’s
  • Skittles

Nestle

  • Spree
  • Nerds
  • Butterfinger
  • 100 Grand
  • Baby Ruth
  • Runts
  • Crunch
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Gobstoppers
  • Sweet Tarts

See the Huffington Post article for the complete list.

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