Saturday, October 12, 2013

Useless Information

Did you Know:
One of my favorite candies is “Smarties”.
Smarties are produced by Smarties Candy Company Union Township, Union County, New Jersey, and produced by their Newmarket, Ontario, plant.
Certain times of the year, such as Halloween, the US plant cannot produce enough for the candy lovers here so they import them from their Canadian plant.
The only differences between the two are the candies made in Canada it says “Made in Canada” under the name Smarties on the wrapper


OrbsCorbs said...

I like Smarties, too. If I had a lot of them, I'd put a whole roll in my mouth at once. It makes my false teeth ache to think of that.

legal stranger said...

Canadian smarties was a better value in years past.

Now the Canadian dollar is the same value as the U.S. dollar.

Investing in the Loonie has been very profitable in the last year.


kkdither said...

I used Smarties as a substitute when I quit smoking... 29 years ago. I still like them. Lately, even though I don't often eat candy, I've been hooked on Runts.

Why Not? said...

Here they have candies named smarties as well but they are nothing like the smarties there..

OrbsCorbs said...

During the Smarties Prohibition Era, Canadian Smarties were the only real ones that you could get (if you were lucky). USA production of Smarties was halted by federal law.

That led to many clandestine "Smarties" factories that churned out fake Smarties by the billions. Their ingredients were inferior, if not outright poisonous, and their production was unsupervised.

Sometimes the imitation Smarties made people sick. Sometimes they made people blind. Sometimes they made people dead. It all depended on the "mix."

Thank God that the people saw the light and made Smarties legal again.

Damnit, now I'm going to have to get some.

SER said...

Menards kills me they have all that good candies in the main isle and now coming up on halloweenie they are really stocked up.

kkdither said...

Guess who bought a bag of Smarties with their groceries today? Gee, thanks SER.