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.

Entry filed under: food review, recipes.

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