I’ve always believed that the origin of Milk Duds came from Malted Milk Ball duds. If you eat enough malted milk balls you will eventually encounter a non-crunchy “dud”. They are so good you wish they could make them on purpose and if they tried they would probably be a lot like Milk Duds. Anyway, why would they call them “Milk” duds? A name out of thin air? I don’t care what the Milk Duds site says, I’m sticking to what makes sense to me.

Going with whoosh here, but since you never know; Malted Milk Balls are a crunchy, cookie-like center inside a chocolate shell. Milk Duds are filled with caramel. Interesting theory that a failed Malty Ball can suddenly transmute to caramel from dry cookie, but has anybody actually, you know, asked that question before?

We ask contributors to this forum to post links to the column in question, as always. Here, our OP has certainly made sure to do that!

Verily. But not what I was referring to. The OP was inferring Malty Ball transmutation. Surely this is not a serious subject. On the other hand; Malty balls…mmmmm! Milk Duds…mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm!

Never a good plan.

Ooh…come and suck on my chocolate malty balls…put 'em in your mouth and suck 'em

That’s it. Back to Twizzlers.

Is chef related to Pete Schweddy? :wink: