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You don’t need a PhD on chocolate to know that it’s great. (Seriously, those exist — the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge University is looking for a would-be doctor.) Yet knowing the health benefits of the tasty treat do require at least some education. For example, dark chocolate, which is made with cacao, is packed with chemicals such as flavonoids and theobromine that can reduce heart disease risk and lower cholesterol.

While these extra perks of eating candy offer an excuse to indulge just a little bit, it’s important to consume the right kind. Milk and light chocolates contain lots of sugar and milk to give them their sweet taste and are made with limited amounts of cacao. Chocolate on the market in the United States is required to have at least 10 percent of the beans, the seeds of fruit of the tropical tree Theobroma cacao. Hershey’s, for example, is about 11 percent cacao, and chocolate that contains at least 65 percent is best for you. 

Growing evidence shows that a square of chocolate a day might actually keep the doctor away. But maybe we’ll wait for the choco-doc’s opinion to be totally sure.

    Looking for unique, edible Wedding favors? Try our personalized, customized marshmallows in either a S’Mores package or a marshmallow stick!  Look no further than SugarPop’s Candy in Mooresville, NC for any of your wedding favors!!

 

Milky Way Bar

Milky Way Bar

  There’s no one who doesn’t know Mar’s Milky Way candy bar, delicious chocolate-malt nougat topped with caramel and covered in milk chocolate! With such a great combination how could you go wrong with this candy? The Milky Way was first created in 1923 by Frank C. Mars and was named after a popular milkshake, no the Earth’s galaxy!  In 1926 the Milky Way bar was originally sold as a two-piece bar, one with chocolate nougat and one vanilla but was separated 1936 were separated.  The common vanilla nougat Milky Way bar was branded as many different names such as “Forever Yours”, “ Milky Way Dark”, and “Milky Way Midnight”, but now it is simply just Milky Way.  

Milky Way Chocolate Old Wrapper

Milky Way Chocolate Old Wrapper

In different countries the Milky Way comes in many different varieties such as Milky Way Crisp rolls in the UK, fruit flavored Milky Ways in Australia and ice cream Milky Way’s that are offered here in the U.S.!  

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248 N Main St Mooresville, NC 28115

(704) 799-0959

 

Sky Bar Candy Bar

Sky Bar Candy Bar

  In the 1930’s chocolate variety was very slim, that’s why when Necco came up with this unique chocolate bar they knew they had to make it special. Produced and announced to the public by dramatic sky writing in 1938, the Sky Bar is one of the most unique chocolate candy bars Necco has made. Filled with four different centers of caramel, vanilla, peanut, and fudge, its hard not to like this tasty chocolate bar! Not even 10 years later Americans would once again be “wowed” by the Sky bar, on VE-Day it was one of the only six working and illuminated signs in New York’s Time Square.  

Sky Bar Classic Ad

Sky Bar Classic Ad

  Necco is still a very popular candy company and still produces candy but their Sky Bar Candy Bar has become quite elusive. Many people are surprised and delighted when they see that here at SugarPop’s we carry such an iconic and elusive candy bar!  

Sky Bar Candy Bar Unwrapped

Sky Bar Candy Bar Unwrapped

 

Goo Goo Cluster

Goo Goo Cluster

  Creamy milk chocolate, roasted peanuts, gooey caramel and marshmallow nougat, a true “Southern Treat” as the company puts it. The Goo Goo cluster revolutionized candy bars as we know them, it was one of the first candies that consisted of more then one principal ingredient! This delicious candy was first produced in 1912, in Nashville, TN at Standard Candy Company in a copper kettle.  The name for the Goo Goo cluster comes from the idea that “Goo goo” is the first words a baby tries to speak, so, “It’s so good, people will ask for it from birth!”   What makes this candy interesting is not only where its ingredients combination really un heard of for one candy bar, but also its shape. Goo Goo clusters are circular in a time where square and rectangle candies were the norm. Due to their round shape Goo Goo clusters where first shown un wrapped and had to be displayed under a glass dome in stores, soon after that women in the factory would hand wrap each Goo Goo cluster until eventually machinery took over. At Standard Candy in Nashville today they can produce 20,000 Goo Goo clusters in an hour!  

Goo Goo Cluster

Goo Goo Cluster

 

Big Hunk Candy Bar

Big Hunk Candy Bar

  If you’re a honey fan, you defiantly know and enjoy the Big Hunk candy bar from Annabelle’s.  Big Hunk is appropriately named because it is really just a big hunk of white taffy infused with honey and peanuts! This delicious candy bar was used to be produced by the Golden Nugget Candy company but was purchased by Annabelle’s   in the 1970’s.  There isn’t much history on the candy bar itself but that doesn’t stop everyone from loving and enjoying it! Sam Altshuler, the founder of Annabelle’s Candy Company, started his candy career by making his own candy at home and selling it in front of movie theaters and gained a small following. From there he went on to continue his dream of making candy all through out the Great Depression and World War II where he finally formed the corporation Annabelle’s Candy in 1950. Not only do we have him to thank for the Big Hunk candy bar but also U-No, Rocky Road, Abba-Zaba, and Look!