Sixlets are small, round candy-coated chocolate-flavored candy made by Oak Leaf Confections, a SweetWorks Company in Toronto, Canada. The chocolate centers are made from a mixture of cocoa and carob, giving them an allegedly 'malted' taste. They are often sold in thin cellophane packages that hold them in a tube-like formation. The ball-shaped candies come in colors that include red, brown, yellow, green, and orange. An Easter variation of the candy adds white, pink, and blue pieces while removing red and brown ones from the mix. Another Christmas variation has only red, green and white. Sixlets have existed since at least the 1960's, and in 2003 Hershey Foods Corporation sold their rights to the Sixlets brand name to SweetWorks, Inc. There are a number of hypotheses regarding the origin of the name of the candy - the most probable is that the candy, when originally manufactured, was sold as a penny candy with six candy beads to a tube.
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