Who says older is not better? Here are four oldies and one new one. All of them are still dominated by Mars and Hershey. Of the top ten candies, five are gum and five are chocolate.
1 M&Ms - Named after its two inventors, Forrest E. Mars Sr. and R. Bruce Murrie, M&Ms originally were packaged in a tube in 1941.
2 Reese's Pieces - H.B. Reese was a former dairy employee of Milton S. Hershey who began selling "penny cups" of peanut butter dipped in Hershey's chocolate in 1923. Hershey bought his company 40 years later.
3 Hershey's - Milton S. Hershey began making his milk-chocolate bar in 1900.
4 Snickers - Snickers has been around since 1930 and was the Mars family's second product. It was named after their favorite horse.
5 - Orbit Gum - Orbit hit the U.S. market in 2001, but the brand goes back in Europe to 1976, when it was introduced as Wrigley's first sugarless gum. Mars took over Wrigley in 2009.