Last Updated on July 20, 2021 by Jim Edwards
What is a candy necklace?
A candy necklace is a collection of candy beads held together by a string and can be worn around the neck for fun. It is quite popular amongst kids, especially during Halloween. You can see teenagers sporting candy necklaces during Spring and Summertime or when they are at a beach party or a birthday party.
A candy necklace is an edible, fun way to wear your candy around your neck!
The candies in a candy necklace are generally hard or semi-hard candies, formed from sugar-based concoctions.
The beads in a candy necklace are usually of pastel shades. The most common colors you see are pink, white, yellow, green, purple, and orange.
History of Candy Necklace
After World War II, sugar-based candies were gaining popularity. All the candy manufacturers were experimenting with their creativity and releasing candies that exist even today. In 1958, the first sighting of a candy necklace was observed.
It is believed that candy necklaces were invented in Northern Europe before making a mark in the United States in the 50s. Some argue that the Netherlands was the first country to debut a candy necklace for kids. However, there is not much data to substantiate the claim.
Smarties Candy Company produces candy necklaces and hands them to candy makers for distribution across the United States of America.
If you like candy necklaces, you will also love our reviews of Starburst Candy , Pop Rocks and Nik-l-Nip too! And Wax Lips are one of the few other candies that are made of wax and kids tend to love almost as much as the candy necklaces.
Video: ASMR with Candy Necklace
This video is quite entertaining. It will remind you why kids and adults who are “kids at heart” love these candy necklaces!
Related: Our Baby Bottle Pop Review
What is the taste and flavor of a candy necklace like?
The beads in a candy necklace are semi-hard but not too difficult to chew. They are deliberately made semi-hard so that kids can enjoy having fun for some time by placing them around their necks.
The different colors depict different flavors. The most common pastel shades and flavors are:
- Pink – Cherry
- White – Orange cream
- Yellow – Pineapple
- Green – Strawberry
- Purple – Grape
- Orange – Orange
The flavors are very fruity and tangy and usually leave a sweet aftertaste once you are done sucking and chewing it.
What are the ingredients in a candy necklace?
The basic ingredients in a candy necklace are glucose syrup, dextrose, sugar, magnesium stearate, citric acid, maltodextrin, artificial flavor, and artificial colors (Blue 1, Yellow 5, Red 40).
Nutritional Facts of a Candy Necklace
The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size weighing 84 grams approximately. It contains 320 calories in total. The daily value percentages are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Saturated Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Trans Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate (80 g)||27%|
|Dietary Fiber (0 g)||0%|
|Sugar (76 g)|
|Cholesterol (0 mg)||0%|
|Sodium (0 mg)||0%|
|Protein (0 g)||0%|
Related: Ring Pop Candy Review
Candy Necklaces – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many calories are there in a candy necklace?
One hundred grams of a candy necklace contains 381 calories approximately. It is considered a high-calorie density food. It implies that you will tend to add calories quickly upon excessive consumption.
Are candy necklaces gluten-free?
The candy necklaces made by Smarties Candy Company are 100% gluten-free.
Is a candy necklace vegan?
None of the ingredients in a candy necklace are derived from an animal source. It is completely vegan.
Also, be sure to see our Smarties Candy review too.
Image Credit: “nye10 024 candy necklaces” by apium is licensed under CC BY 2.0
I’m Jim Edwards and I started this website to share my love of Junk Food. We cover new junk food, desserts, snack foods, fast food secret menus, candy (of course!) and other related news. We love trying “secret menus” at restaurants. And we love trying new products too. So, we are trying to have some fun with our hobby and share some useful information with you, our community. Please feel to send us your suggestions and feedback through the contact form. And if you have products you would like us to try, let us know…!