are just about the only food product that attains success by trumpeting its imperfection
on every package!
Milk Duds, originally created in 1926 by F. Hoffman and Company, were supposed to be perfectly round. But, due to the consistency of the "duds", ideal roundness
was a physical impossibility.
, slightly round, brown bits were suitably named Milk Duds by an employee of the company. "Milk" from the milk
that was orignally injected into the center
of each of the pieces, and "Dud" because they were, well, duds.