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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were developed after Harry Burnett Reese set up a candy-making shop in his basement.

As a farmer and an employee of Milton S. Hershey, Reese began selling his own chocolate and peanut butter treats in 1928. He even used Hershey chocolate in his recipes.

Reese called his candies Penny Cups, and sold them in bulk. Later they could be purchased individually for one cent. As a result of the peanut butter cup's success, Reese abandoned all of his other products. The name changed, presumably, when the price did.
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When the Snickers bar was introduced around 1930, it was named for one of Frank Mars' family horses. The confection blended consumer favorites - chocolate, peanuts, nougat, and caramel - and grew in popularity quickly across the United States.

When the Mars Corporation looked to export the Snickers bar to the United Kingdom, they had to adjust the name. Because the word "snickers" rhymed too easily with "knickers" - slang for underwear - the candy was marketed as the Marathon bar. It wasn't until 1990, when Mars undertook a company-wide rebranding - that Snickers bars were sold in the UK.
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Pumapunku or Puma Punku (Aymara and Quechua which literally means 'Gate of the Puma') is a 6th-century T-shaped and strategically aligned man-made terraced platform mound with a sunken court and monumental structure on top that is part of the Pumapunku complex, at the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanacu, in western Bolivia. The Pumapunku complex is an alignment of plazas and ramps centered on the Pumapunku platform mound. Today the monumental complex on top of the platform mound lies in ruins.

It is believed to date to AD 536.
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Candymaker Leo Hirshfield named his pseudo-chocolate candies after his daughter, Clara. Nicknamed "Tootsie," Clara's Austrian-born father had a candy shop in Brooklyn, New York. He first made his hand-rolled chewy candies in 1896 - intent on producing a form of chocolate that didn't melt.

Selling his candies for only one penny and limited in his ability to expand his customer base, Hirshfield joined with fellow confectioners Stern and Staalbert in 1897. Hirshfield opened larger factory in 1905 and delivered Tootsie Rolls via horse and buggy.
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M&Ms are based on British Smarties - small, coated nibs of chocolate Forrest E. Mars, Sr., witnessed troops eating during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. Mars came up with his own version of the candies when he got back to the United States.

Mars joined forces with Bruce Murrie, the son of Hershey Corporations's executive, Bill Murrie. Together, Mars and Murrie to introduce a new product in 1941- with the letter "M" written on the little candies for each of their names.

Because the chocolate pieces were coated in sugar, they didn't melt and, with the onset of WWII, were used as rations for troops. Mostly Mars's idea, Murrie had a 20% stake in M&Ms until Mars bought him out in 1949.
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