Smarties are the little round colored candies you probably know. Since last year, the candy has been around for 70 years, while the maker of these candies will be 95 this year. Although many people have eaten Smarties candy, not everyone is familiar with the facts behind them. That is why we will go deeper into it here.
2 billion sweets per year
First of all, it’s nice to see that the company behind these sweets makes about 2 billion sweets a year. If you put all these sweets in a row, you can get around the earth more than 6 times! Around Halloween, you often see that it gets a lot busier for companies that sell candy. However, this is not the case, as the company starts producing the candies for Halloween a year in advance. This is because the most popular candies at Halloween are also popular around Valentine’s Day, Christmas and in winter.
In addition, the company is still a family business. Edward Dee started the business in 1949 with only two machines that he rented. After that, he expanded further and further, including a factory in Toronto. To this day, Smarties are only available in America. In other countries, similar products are for sale, but they are not known as Smarties.
24 hours a day
The candy sells so well that the company has decided to produce the candy 24 hours a day. They even do this at two locations. One in New Jersey and one in Ontario. The candy is sold throughout the United States. The fact that the production takes place all day long is also one of the reasons that this candy is only sold in America. If they wanted to sell it worldwide, they would need many more factories.
Suitable for vegetarians
Finally, good news for vegetarians. The candy is suitable for vegetarians and contains no nuts, soy or gluten. This is a very good move by the company, as these are the most common reasons that people are unable to eat certain foods.