The first jawbreaker-type candy, Jawbusters are created by the Ferrara Pan Candy Company. Each Jawbuster takes from fourteen to nineteen days to make, and begins as a single grain of sugar. That grain is placed into a large rotating pan, heated by a gas flame, and whirled with melted sugar until, like a snowball rolling down a mountain, it increases in size; color and flavor are also added at this point. Any one Jawbuster can be as small as candy sprinkles or as large as a golf ball, but most are about one inch in diameter. It would take fifty million pounds of Jawbusters to circle the earth, but no more than 720,000 individual Jawbusters can be packaged daily.

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