Surprising facts about your 20 favorite candy brands

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Whether they're chocolate-covered or candy-coated, candy is nothing less than an obsession for people all over the world. America's top candy brands are household names, but every popular candy has some secrets and surprises.

Surprising Facts About Your 20 Favorite Candy Brands (Slideshow)

We took a peek into the worlds of 20 leading candy brands and found that there's some surpsising stuff going on with each of them. Whether it's a dark or bizarre moment in their past, a curiosity about the origin of their name, or an unexpected fact about the product today, we bet that there are things you didn't know about these candies. The more you dig into the history of any food product that's been around for decades (or for more than a century, as is the case with some of these brands), the more dirt you're going to turn up.

Read on to learn crazy facts about 20 popular candy brands. They're not all negative, not all positive, just... slightly crazy, and certainly surprising. Candy is a huge, worldwide industry, operating on a massive scale. The next time you grab a Hershey bar in the checkout aisle, you might just look at it a little differently.

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