There is a candy out there that is called Nerds. Nerds candy has been around since 1990s, Nerds are packaged in a small box the size of a tic-tac case. Nerds candy look like little tiny pebbles, and come in different flavors.
the reason they called it Nerds is because during the 90's the word NERD became such a fad. That was also the time with the movie, "REVENGE OF THE NERDS" came out. It was a time in society, that being a nerd was totally uncool. But now we hardly ever see real "NERDS" anymore, and we also hardly see NERDS CANDY.