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History Of Candy

History Of Candy

Where it Came From

Candies were baroque during the olden days and are nothing like what we are used to seeing now. Also, chocolates have not been around until the mid-1800s. During the middle ages, only honey and molasses were used to sweeten nuts or fruits and those were already the first candies. And during the early days, only rich people were able to buy candies because they were so expensive. In comparison, we are very fortunate that candies come in a variety of selections to suit everyone’s taste and are even available for sale in bulk! It’s just one of the things that you need to keep in mind regarding candy! Back in the Middle Ages, it would have been unheard of to have so much sweet stuff in one place!

Through the years, candy has changed.

We already mentioned the candy bar in its almost current form above. Some candies were innovated first before others went to do the same thing. Take the M&M’s for example. These favorites were created as such to prevent them from melting so that they may be enjoyed even when it’s hot. Also these chocolates were made with regards to the military! (After all…with the island hopping campaigns, they probably weren’t seeing very much snow!) In fact, they were exclusively only for the consumption of the military during the World War II.

Still Here!

There are a few favorite candies that are still around. Chocolate is an example of a candy that will probably be around for good (which wasn’t really sweet when it was first discovered. How it ended up being made into candy when it started as a spicy thick drink is a mystery!), and even the candy corn. Furthermore, some of the candies that are still around today are actually products of ingenuity during the olden times! Nobody would have imagined they would last decades! When you read about the origin of candies, don’t sound too surprised if you hear extraordinary stories about them!


Another intriguing fact about candy bars are the ones that had to be delivered to your doorstep like the daily paper or milk. That’s right-that’s how our friend the Heath bar started out! Learning about your candy can be a lot of fun-and there are many great resources to check into to get the information that you crave! (No pun intended, of course.) These are just a few fun facts and trivia about your candy. Who knows-maybe you can find out something you didn’t know that absolutely fascinates you… we can only hope! Finally, just enjoy eating your yummy, absolutely delicious candy! Maybe you’ll even be prepared to pass your knowledge on! For those looking for a healthier snack but still a little sweet, I would suggest buying some wholesale dried fruits.

Candy Recipes for Coconut Snowmen Candy

Candy Recipes for Coconut Snowmen Candy

Candy recipes

This specific type is one of the most common candy recipes. It normally for Christmas and it is usually chewy & soft candy paste that is made from coconut. It is normally rolled into small adorable snow men that have a carrot nose. The recipe is as follows:


4 oz of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 cups of powdered sugar
½ cup of powdered milk
1 ½ cups of shredded coconut (divide use)
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of white chocolate chips/ candy coating
30 back gum drops/ black raspberry candies
30 orange mints like Tic-Tacs1 up stick pretzels
¼ cup of chocolate chips



Place the vanilla and cream cheese in the electric mixer. Mix them on medium speed until the mixture is entirely soft and smooth.
Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix them on low speed until the sugar is properly incorporated. Stop the mixture to add the remaining powdered mixture. Continue mixing until the mixture is just right.
Scrape everything off the bowl then add 1 cup of coconut & the salt. Turn the mixer to a low speed and mix until the candy is well mixed and homogenous. Check the texture of the candy to ensure that it is just right and can be worked on with ease. Add more powdered sugar if necessary to get the right texture.
Add the remaining ½ cup of shredded coconut in another bowl nearby. Begin to roll the candy in small balls and roll each one in the coconut ball once it is properly formed. Keep the snowman’s head approximately ½ inches wide, with the middle part slightly larger & the bottom a little less than 1 inch wide. This will ensure that the snowman balances and you are able to make about 30 of them with the mixture.
Melt the white chocolate chips (or candy coating) in the microwave. This will be used as glue to hold the snowmen together. Take the orange mint and dip it into the ‘glue’ then press firmly into the middle to represent the nose. Repeat the same procedure with the other faces until all snowmen have noses.
Use a toothpick to pour a little white chocolate on the black gumdrops (or black berry candies) at the bottom. Press it on top of the snowmen’s heads to represent the hats. Repeat until all snowmen have hats.
Next, assemble the bodies by dipping the heads into the white chocolate and pressing them to the bodies. This step will ensure that you have a complete body of a snowman. Repeat procedure for all of them.
Take a pretzel stick and break it in half. Dip it in the ‘glue’ and press each half on the sides of the snowman to represent the arms. Repeat this procedure until all of the snowmen have arms.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave & use a toothpick to give the snowmen eyes & buttons.

10.  Store the coconut snowmen in an airtight container for 1 week at room temperature.



Candy Candy

Candy Candy

Plot Idea

The Candy Candy manga is a “slice of life story” in the Shjo genre. While the protagonist experiences love in the series (and one significant love in the words of the author Keiko Nagita/Kyoko Mizuki in the essays found on Misaki’s website “the great love that cannot bear fruit”), the recurring story arc in the series is Candy’s love for Pony’s Home, a place where she constantly returns to when life deals her great injustices or trials. It is here where the story begins, and the story ends.

Candy Candy: The Novel

Kyoko Mizuki’s (the pen name of Keiko Nagita) Candy Candy novel, consisting of three volumes, has piqued the interest of the Candy Candy fans outside of Japan for some years. This novel was only available in Japan and published in Japanese.

Of particular interest is the 3rd volume, which covers the period after the events chronicled in the manga and anime. There is some work being done by Western fans to translate parts of the novel. However, what little has been translated has confirmed that true to her artistic form, Kyoko Mizuki does not provide a concrete closure to the story. Yet, in the last letter that closes out the novel, Candy is still an optimistic, life-loving and cheerful heroine.

Manga and anime

Manga serialization in Nakayoshi

Announcement of a new series appeared in the March 1975 issue of Nakayoshi. First chapter published in April 1975, and continued until the last chapter in March 1979. However, it did not appear in the following issues due to various reasons: November 1975, December 1976, January 1978 and June 1978.

Anime Cast

Minori Matsushima as Candice White Ardlray

Makio Inoue as William Albert Ardlray

Kazuhiko Inoue as Anthony Brown

Ryou Horikawa as Anthony Brown (1992 film)

Kei Tomiyama as Terruce Graham Grandchester

Kaneta Kimotsuki as Alistair Cornwell

Miyoko Aso as Mary Jane Headmistress

Yuji Mitsuya as Archibald Cornwell

Mami Koyama as Annie Brighton

Yumi Touma as Annie Brighton (1992 film)

Chiyoko Kawashima as Patricia O’Brien

Eken Mine as Garcia

Taeko Nakanishi as Annie Girard, Narrator

Yumi Nakatani as Eliza Leagan

Eiko Hisamura as Eliza Leagan (1992 film)

Kiyoshi Komiyama as Neal Leagan

Ryuusei Nakao as Neal Leagan (1992 film)

Koko Kagawa as Susanna Marlowe


Candy Candy reached great heights of popularity for several years in a row, with different types of Candy Candy toys for sale in the Japanese market. These toys included dolls, girls’ watches, and other items. Seeing that the manga had become so popular among Japanese girls, in 1976 a Japanese anime series was produced for NET (now known as TV Asahi). In 1978, one animated feature film about Candy Candy and her friends was released in Japanese cinemas. Another one would be released in 1992.

Candy Candy reached international fame throughout the early and mid-1980s among children in places such as Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Candy Candy toys were also sold in these areas.[citation needed] In Puerto Rico, where the show was known as just Candy, the series actually made a cross-over of sorts, because a large number of Puerto Rican and other Latin American boys also became fans of the show, even though the show was supposedly geared towards girls. Although Candy Candy was an animated program, it contained soap opera elements, and it had a continuous story (like many anime series), so every chapter began where the last chapter had left off.

During the 2000s, Candy Candy episodes began to be sold on bootleg DVD format, as the legal lawsuits between the authors halted any production of licensed goods.

Modern Candy Candy

In 2005, the Candy Candy franchise began to try to re-establish itself in the United States[citation needed]. Due to all the court cases that unfolded after Candy Candy became a television program, however, it is very unlikely that it will be shown on television again, as Nagita/Mizuki communicated on January 16, 2006 in an open letter to fans that the very thought of Candy Candy made her head hurt.

In 2005 and 2006, illegal/unlicensed Candy Candy Boxsets began to appear. The first being from France, included the French and Japanese Dialogue. Two Korean boxsets are now in print, they include the Japanese and Korean dialog, and Korean Subtitles. 20 Discs altogether were divided evenly into two boxsets and available from HanBooks and Sensasian.

Prior to the release, illegal/unlicensed Spanish DVD sets with poor audio and video were widely available on eBay.

On January 10, 2007, Chilean newspaper Las ltimas Noticias began issuing illegal/unlicensed DVDs of Candy Candy with its issues every Wednesday, with plans to continue to do so until all 115 episodes were released.

The 2007 French animation short film Candy Boy by director Pascal-Alex Vincent was inspired by Candy Candy.[citation needed]

In 2008, an illegal/unlicensed 115-episode DVD set was released in Taiwan. The illegal/unlicensed DVD set is issued in both Mandarin and Japanese with Chinese, English and Korean subtitles.

See also

List of Candy Candy episodes


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“Candy Candy”. TV.com. http://www.tv.com/candy-candy/show/30404/summary.html. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 

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External links

Candy Candy Misaki’s Candy Candy official fan site. This site has obtained the consent of Kyoko Mizuki. (Japanese)

Candy Candy (manga) at Anime News Network’s Encyclopedia

Candy Candy (anime) at Anime News Network’s Encyclopedia

Candy and Terry Forum International Candy Candy forum

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Healthy Candy

Healthy Candy

Candy does not have to be the teeth-rottening, fatty substance that we are told from a young age. In fact, there are some candies out there that can actually be beneficial for our health. This can be hard to believe, especially since the vast majority of candy is packed with sugar and other unhealthy additives. That is why only a small portion of the candy market is beneficial, but even that part can have detrimental effects if abused. The bottom line is, there are certain candies that can be consumed in moderation and have positive effects on your body. Most candy, no matter how little you eat of it, only has a negative effect, although the great feelings you experience from eating it makes up for that.

One type of candy that is well known for having positive health benefits is chocolate. The darker a chocolate is, the more cocoa is in it, and that is known to be a strong source of antioxidants. The candy producer Mars came out with a snack line of chocolate that centered around the healthy heart benefits of cocoa, and the products were also fortified with other vitamins and minerals. Plenty of companies have taken advantage of the knowledge about chocolate, but only a few of them have centered on it intensely. While all chocolate has health benefits, the best source of them is dark chocolate, and other types of chocolate do not have nearly the same amount of antioxidants as dark chocolate.

There are many nutritional bars and snacks on the market that have candy-like flavors, but are not candy at all. A great example is chocolate and s’more flavored power bars, as well as other products of a similar nature. While the products themselves are not candy, they use the enticement of candy flavoring to increase the appeal and taste of their bars. For anybody who is trying to cut back on their candy consumption, taking this route is a great idea, since it satisfies all cravings and makes you stronger.

Candy drop from drones set for Souderton Community Night Out

Candy drop from drones set for Souderton Community Night Out. FILE-Police vehicles and classic cars are displayed at Souderton Community Park during last year's Community Night Out sponsored by the Souderton and Telford police departments in 2014.