Loyal K103 Listener, Art Bahrs emailed us a great question and Stumped Bruce on Halloween.
Question: Which candy was originally produced using decommissioned WWII machinery?
Answer: Smarties, those tiny tablet-shaped candies that tend to linger at the bottom of children's Halloween bags until the rest of the loot has been picked over. They were manufactured using a machine that, during the height of the war, had turned out tens of thousands of little compressed gunpowder pellets a day. With some serious cleaning and decontamination, a hopper filled with flavored sugar, instead of gunpowder, and a translucent wrapper created "Smarties".
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