Insanely Interesting Food Fact!

January 1, 2009 at 1:42 am Leave a comment

milkduds“Milk Duds got their name when the manufacturer repeatedly failed to produce a perfectly spherical candy; each lopsided piece was pronounced a ‘dud’.”  Many thanks to Mental Floss’s e-newsletter for sharing this tasty tidbit!

Here are some other fascinating factoids about Milk Duds.

  • 1928 – Milton J. Holloway took over F. Hoffman & Company of Chicago, the original manufacturer of MILK DUDS chocolate-covered caramels.
  • 1960 – Holloway sold the business to Beatrice Foods.
  • 1986 – Leaf purchased the business.
  • 1992 – Production of MILK DUDS candy moved to Leaf’s Robinson, Illinois, plant.
  • 1996 – Hershey Foods Corporation acquired the Leaf North America confectionery operations from Huhtamaki Oy of Helsinki, Finland.
  • 13 Milk Duds have 170 calories, 6g fat, and 1g protein.
  • Milk Duds, like most bite-size candies, are great in desserts. For something funky and unexpected at your next party, try making Milk Duds Chip Cheese Balls or Pumpkin Spice Torte with Milk Dud Glaze.
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