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History of Twizzlers
Transcript of History of Twizzlers
The First Twizzlers
Twizzlers were invented in 1845 by the candy company, Young and Smylie. The original flavor was licorice. They didn't start going mainstream until the mid-1960's.
In the late 1970's, new flavors started coming out like, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, and chocolate. After that Y&S Candies introduced Pull 'n' Peel in 1994.
The Hershey's Company
In 1977, the Hershey's Company acquired Y&S Candies and the Twizzlers brand, so now Hershey's owns Twizzlers.
What Are Twizzlers Made Of?
Twizzlers are made of sugar, corn syrup, flour, cornstarch, shortening, molasses and flavoring. The ingredients are cooked and molded into different shapes.
Twizzlers Candy made the world record by making the longest twizzler in 1998. It was 1,200 feet long and 100 pounds!
Twizzlers on TV
In 2005, twizzlers candy finally airs on TV.
In 2006 they introduced new Rainbow Twist Candy which includes strawberry, orange, lemonade, watermelon, blue raspberry and grape flavors.
In 2009 they created the new Sweet and Sour Filled Twists.
In 1850, Millard Fillmore, the 13th U.S. president, kept a secret supply of licorice whips in his Oval Office.
In 1969, it is rumored that Neil Armstrong said " I could go for some twizzlers right now." while on the way to the moon. It is suspected that Buzz Aldrin ate them in orbit.
15 years ago the company made root-beer flavored twists, but customers didn't buy them.
On average, Y&S cooks more than 500,000 pounds of candy a day and ships between 20 and 24 tractor-trailers full of the candy.