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21 Amazing Facts About Your Fav Indian Candies That Won't Give You Diabetes

The idea to make PULSE candy came to its creators while they were playing Candy Crush.

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1. Cadbury once owned the colour purple — the shade, Pantone 2685c, to be exact. But Nestlé took them to court, lost a four-year battle, but then appealed and won, so now anyone can use the colour.

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2. While Phantom Cigarettes may have been (sorta?) discontinued in India, candy cigarettes are completely BANNED in 14 countries because they might desensitise kids to smoking.

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3. The idea of making PULSE Candy came to the creators while they were playing Candy Crush.

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4. Chiclets, which were invented 100 years ago, derive their name from the Mexican word "chicle" which was what chewing gum was originally made up of.

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5. Sometime back, Masaba Gupta had released a lipstick flavour after the popular Mango Bite.

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6. Kismi, which most of us think is an elaichi-flavoured candy, also has kulfi, rosemilk, and rajbhog flavours!

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7. Melody had once accused Chlormint of taking its iconic tagline "Melody itni chocolaty kyun hai?" and modifying it to "Hum Chlormint kyun khaate hai?" to increase sales.

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8. Poppins was modelled after jelly beans. The creators decided to make colourful hard candy instead of jelly beans as making the latter used to take one to three weeks.

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9. Orange hard candies are known to be a part of Pongal festivities. Even cows are offered these on the occassion.

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10. It was a widely held belief that if you drink soda after having Magic Pop, you'll explode and die. Turns out, you'll just end up passing gas. A LOT.

11. Apparently, Cadbury is planning to rename Nutties as Tumbles, and change its packaging colour to the signature purple. But it'll still retain the box package.

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12. Remember the panda toys that came with Cadbury Gems? 26 such pandas were issued originally, followed by 16 colour changing ones.

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13. Rana Pratap Sengar, the guy who has been playing Ramesh in the iconic Ramesh-Suresh 5-Star ads for 11 YEARS, was initially rejected during auditions. But he returned the next day, wearing sunglasses, posing as the rejected guy's brother, and landed the gig.

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14. Almost 2.6 crore Hajmola tablets are consumed in India daily.

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15. Munch was released by Nestle as a ₹5 price warrior to tilt the choco-wafer market in favour of Nestle, following the stalemate between Kitkat and Perk. Munch ended up eating into Kitkat's market share and forced Perk to launch Perk Glucose.

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16. While Center Shock was initially a big hit, it could not sustain because no one liked the taste of a candy meant to bank on prank value.

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17. Alpenliebe literally hit a goldmine by launching Alpenliebe Gold, as Indians who are besotted with anything "gold" helped drive up sales.

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18. Remember the "Khooni Kaun Hai?" contest by Mentos that dragged for months? It turns out the killer wasn't any of the suspects, but a mosquito vaporizer.

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19. Polo is actually an abbreviation of "polar", referencing the cool, fresh taste of the mint.

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20. The "Boom Boom Boomer Man" in Boomer commercials, introduced in 1995, became so popular among kids that it had its own mini-series on TV, and a spot on the children's monthly Tinkle.

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21. Ever wondered why Cadbury Eclairs was renamed as Choclairs? That's because it was made to give up its trademark on the name "Eclairs" by a Gujarat court at ITC's behest which produces Candyman Choco Eclairs.

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