It’s that time of year again! Time to settle in and enjoy the longest running program event on cable (and the most anticipated series dedicated to a sharp-toothed predator of the seas).
Yup, you guessed it: Shark Week is back!
To celebrate these slick and scary beasts, the Discovery Channel outfits their headquarters with a giant, inflatable shark they’ve nicknamed “Chompie.” Well, here at CandyWarehouse, we don’t have a gigantic shark — but we do have a variety of awesome shark candy! What could be sweeter than that?
To kick off the annual toothy celebration, we present to you some fun shark facts, paired with our favorite shark candies! They’re the perfect snack to sink your teeth into whilst watching those great whites and hammerheads swim stealthily across your screen.
Shark Fact 1: There are more than 350 different kinds of sharks in the world.
Shark Sweet 1: This bag of Assorted Sharks has five different colors of gummy candies. And they’re chewy, fruity, and delicious. What say you, sharks?
Shark Fact 2: In one year, a single great white consumes about 11 tons of food. Scientists estimate that after a big meal, the amazing beast can survive up to three months before needing another feeding.
Shark Sweet 2: These Gummy Killer Sharks are so yummy you might just be tempted to eat 11 tons of them in one sitting. However, for your tummy’s sake, we don’t recommend consuming gummies in quite such large quantities.
Shark Fact 3: Ancient Greek historian Herodotus claimed that sharks destroyed a Persian fleet in the 5th century B.C.E.
Shark Sweet 3: So when you see those fins a-comin’, hightail it the other way! Unless, of course, those fins happen to be one of these delicious dorsals! Blue Shark Fin Lollipops are a fruity, fun way to get into the Shark Week spirit without sacrificing any appendages of your own.
Shark Fact 4: A shark can hear a fish in the water from more than a mile away, and it can smell one drop of blood in a million drops of water.
Shark Sweet 4: These Red Gummy Sharks are filled with a juicy cherry filling that oozes into your mouth with each bite. It might resemble the blood of fish, but trust us, it’s much tastier! (And sharks can’t smell it… probably.)
Shark Fact 5: Most sharks as we know them today developed about 64 million years ago during the age of the dinosaurs.
Shark Sweet 5: Well, we guess in the grand scheme of things, these Blue Gummy Sharks are a much more recent development, but that doesn’t mean their flavor is any less impressive! (Plus we hear they’re a lot sweeter than actual shark meat).
Shark Fact 6: Dependent upon the size and life span of a shark, these awe-inspiring animals can lose about 40,000 teeth in a lifetime.
Shark Sweet 6: The jaws on these multicolored Gummy Sharks with Teeth are so ferocious, you’ll fear they can bite back — so make sure to attack first! While we’re pretty sure they can’t actually open those gummy jaws, there’s no reason to tempt fate.
Shark Fact 7: Sharks can generate up to 40,000 pounds per square inch of pressure in a single bite. That’s easily enough to chomp off a limb.
Shark Sweet 7: You can always show off your own strength and bravery by donning a shark tooth necklace, but we’ll let you in on a little secret — our Shark Attack Tooth Candy Necklaces look just as cool, but they’re a way yummier alternative!
This year, the Discovery Channel has promised the most hours of shark-related programming ever, so grab your favorite goodies and settle in to watch the 26th Annual Shark week, starting Sunday, August 4th!