Can You Name these Unwrapped Candies From A Screenshot?

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About This Quiz

Why do we all love candy so much? Well, for starters, the world has had thousands of years to improve on these sweet treats. Yep, that's right! Candy has been around for nearly 4,000 years. Around 2000 B.C., the ancient Egyptians created the first candy by mixing fruits and nuts with honey, and the Greeks created "candied" fruit and flowers. While hard candies such as lollipops and similar sugar candies were around in the 1500s, it wasn't until the mid to late 19th century that our modern day candy really became popular.

How much do you know about candy? From chocolaty to fruity to salty, we want to put your sweet tooth to the test!

With thousands of varieties and shapes of colorful confections on the domestic and international market, it's a wonder anyone can keep track. But we're confident you are just the Smartie who is up for the task. Take a look at the 40 unwrapped candy images in this quiz to see if you can identify which candy is which. Not all candies look or taste the same, but there is one common thing among all candy — we just can't get enough! Now let's dig in!

Kit Kat bars were first introduced in 1935. Two years later, "break" was used for the first time in Kit Kat marketing.

They're sour and they're sweet. These lemon-flavored candies are a fun pop to your taste buds.

Don't feel too guilty when you steal a roll from your children on Halloween; a standard roll of Smarties only has 25 calories and is gluten-free.

Twizzlers set a world record in 1998 for longest licorice ever. It weighed 100 pounds and was 1,200 feet long.

Werther's Original candies are named for the little European town where Gustav Nebel created them. They've been enjoyed by snackers for more than 100 years.

A favorite of President Ronald Reagan, Jelly Belly beans were first cooked up in Los Angeles in 1976.

Junior Mints were unveiled in 1949 and named after "Junior Miss," a well-known Broadway show.

Root Beer Barrels pack that nostalgic soda shop taste into a pocket-friendly hard candy.

Left Twix or Right Twix? The verdict is still out over which is the tastiest. Okay, just kidding. They're the same. However, that hasn't stopped the company from one of its best marketing campaigns since the candy was introduced in the U.S. in 1979.

The name PEZ comes from three letters from the German word for peppermint: "PfeffErminZ." Fun fact: PEZ was originally created as a smoking alternative.

M&M's were first popular with American troops because they didn't melt easily and were a cinch to pack up.

Invented in 1908, the word Toblerone is a play on the Italian for "honey" and "almond nougat."

The PayDay candy bar features a caramel center rolled in salted peanuts.

You might remember Reese's Pieces played a major role in 1982's "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial."

First introduced in 1930, Snickers may just be the most popular candy bar in the world. And if you've never had one right out of the freezer, you're missing out.

Invented in 1954, the Atomic Fireball is a go-to treat for cinnamon fans who like to live on the edge.

Necco stands for the "New England Confectionery Company" which was started back in 1847.

Jolly Ranchers are one of the most popular fruit-flavored hard candies. The question is, how do YOU eat them? Whether you suck on them, try to crack them open with your teeth or mold them after a little melting, Jolly Ranchers create a fun way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The Ferrara Candy Company also provides lots of yummy recipes online that you can prepare with this crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery treat.

In 1995, Starburst brought its unexplainable juiciness to the holidays by launching lines of jelly beans and candy canes.

Made by Nestlé today, Nerds pairs two flavors in every box.

With its Take5 candy bar, Hershey's mixed five awesome ingredients (chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts, caramel and pretzels) into one delicious, savory snack.

Mark your calendars, gumdrop fans. February 15 is National Gumdrop Day!

Sugar Babies came around in 1935 and are a movie theater fave.

Back in the day, Nestlé wrote out all five zeroes on the wrapper before rebranding its caramel classic in the 1980s.

The cheeky tagline for these little bursts of tartness says it all: Sour to the people!

Bit-O-Honey can easily remind you of those slow and lazy summer days you spent as a kid. This honey-flavored taffy is mixed with small pieces of almond.

Today, these favorite candies are sometimes sour and sometimes sweet in a hilarious television ad campaign.

Hershey's Mr. Goodbar contains peanuts and chocolate and is unmistakable in its familiar yellow and red packaging.

Today, Charms Blow Pops are made by Tootsie. As a kid, it is possible you spent entire days sitting on your front porch debating how in the world they got that gum in the center.

True to its name, one cup of Milk Duds contains 15% calcium.

Kinder Surprise eggs are banned in the U.S. because they contain a non-edible toy.

Crush sugar into a fine powder you can suck through a straw, and you have the perfect any-time-of-day snack for a teenager.

Reese's Nutrageous packs peanuts, peanut butter, caramel and chocolate into one dentist-defying candy bar.

Available in containers fashioned like toxic waste drums, Toxic Waste candy can't be missed on store shelves.

A California treat, Abba-Zaba is taffy with peanut butter in the middle.

You may never have heard of these candy bars. This Cadbury confection features chocolate poured over honeycomb.

Have you ever wondered about the naming of the 3 Musketeer bar? When the bars first came to market in the '30s, there were actually three small bars in each pack, and they contained chocolate, strawberry and vanilla nougat. With the rationing of sugar in 1942, the three bars became one bar with chocolate nougat.

The Curtiss Candy Company asserted the best-selling bar was named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter and not the baseball slugger. As a result, Babe Ruth lost George H. Ruth Candy Co. v. Curtiss Candy Co. in 1931.

Available from Tootsie, Nik-L-Nip is fruity juice you drink from little wax bottles.

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