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Hey guys. It's me, Nikki! And it's time for a brand-new wiki!

Today, my report is all about one of my FAVORITE things...

CANDY!

Mmmm...

You know, those delicious, sugary treats,

that some people say isn't so good for you.

BUT then those people usually have a closet of candy hidden somewhere no one knows about.

Because... EVERYONE loves candy!

Did you know who invented candy?

C'mon, I'll show you!

NIKKI: First off, the Cavemen Era.

Yup! Cavemen liked their treats too!

You know, me tired of hunting all these meats and veggies.

Yeah, me too. Me just want something sweet.

Hey, what's that smell coming out of beehive?

Me take this stuff over steak any day!

Just don't tell mom. You know how she gets when we don't eat our meat!

Me mouth won't even open when me finished here...

[laughing]

So the cavemen were the FIRST to discover sweet treats.

But the candy quest didn't stop there!

Next up... Egypt!

NIKKI: The Egyptians were a creative bunch!

They were the first to think of combining sweet honey,

with sweet fruits,

and crunchy nuts!

What a delicious treat!

Wait til Pharaoh gets a load of these!

I am SOOO getting a promotion!

Did you know that nobody ever tasted chocolate until 900 AD??

When the Mayans finally discovered it in Mexico?

NIKKI: That's right!

They realized that cocoa beans could be turned into a yummy liquid-y treat!

So they invented...

Hot chocolate!

Soon, everybody was drinking it.

Remind me to thank those Mayans!

So anyway, for the next 1000 years,

people everywhere were sipping chocolate!

but then, this guy in England FINALLY figured out how to turn it into solid food

Now we have ALL kinds of yummy chocolate varieties.

Like M&Ms,

kisses,

and Snickers,

and Milk Duds,

and Twix,

Cadbury,

and...

Mmmmilky Way...

Loaded with gooey caramel!

My favorite!

Now, let's take a look at some of the best candies ever!

Like lollipops!

Lollipop candies used to be made out of dried honey attached to wooden sticks.

Then, they figured out how to make hard candy by melting down sugar!

So they didn't have to use honey anymore!

Did you know that an American Candy maker named George Smith

actually named the lollipop candy after his racehorse, Lollypop?

I wonder if Lolly licked lollipops!

Now for my absolute favorite: COTTON CANDY!

Cotton Candy was invented by a couple of candy makers from Nashville.

They called it Fairy Floss,

and it totally sold out the first time they sold it the World Fair in St. Louis.

So, to sum up my report:

Candy has been around in some shape or form for thousands of years.

And there are TONS of different kinds because everyone loves candy!

Except MAYBE your mom

and your dentist.

That's right Nikki!

Cavities aren't fun, so make sure you brush!

Okay, it's a deal!

Unlimited chocolate...

if you brush your teeth.

So, what's YOUR favorite candy?

Be sure to tell me in the comments below!

And don't forget to subscribe for more exciting wikis with me, Nikki! Bye!

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