Valentine Candy Memory
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by Molly Holtzman
4M ago
The time my boyfriend took me to the local park we loved and gave me a Valentines heart box of chocolates and one of the spaces had an engagement ring in it ..read more
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Penny Candy Memory
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by Molly Holtzman
6M ago
Growing up in the early 60s, I lived in Brooklyn NY. On the way to school we had to walk pass "The Old man and Old lady candy store" There was a whole showcase of penny candies ,everything you can think of ... Squirrel nuts Maryjanes,Gumballs in every color, jawbreakers too ! Bonomo Turkish taffy. Pixie stixs Ice cubes and so many more  ..read more
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The History of Ferrara Candy Company
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by Seth Akkerman
7M ago
Do you like Lemonheads? What about Atomic Fireballs? If you like those, chances are you also like Trolli Gummi Worms—maybe you also like Nerds or Nerds Gummy Clusters. If any of those candies caught the attention of your sweet tooth, that means you’re a fan of Ferrara Candy Company. Credited with being one of the most innovative and popular candy brands on the planet, Ferrara Candy Company has been operating for over 100 years and in that time, crafted some of the sweetest confections consumers have ever tasted. As a retro candy store, we love to dive into the sweet history of these iconic bra ..read more
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History of Turkish Taffy
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by Seth Akkerman
8M ago
Turkish Taffy, known for its crunchy yet chewy texture and irresistible flavors, holds a special place in the hearts of candy enthusiasts. This confection, with a history spanning over a century, has evolved from a regional specialty to a beloved treat enjoyed worldwide. Let's delve into the fascinating history of Turkish Taffy, tracing its origins, innovations, and enduring popularity. The Sweet Start The story of Turkish Taffy is a tale of accidental invention. It began in the early 20th century when Austrian immigrant Herman Herer started a small candy shop in Coney Island, New York. Herer ..read more
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9 Sweet Facts You Never Knew About Mars Candy
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by Seth Akkerman
9M ago
Chances are you’ve heard of Mars Inc. It’s the fourth largest privately held company in the world and responsible for some of the greatest candy creations of all time. We’re talking about candy bars like the Milky Way, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Twix, and handheld candies like M&Ms and Skittles. Mars Inc has been in the candy industry for over 100 years and in that time, has only become more popular as its product lines have expanded and it has taken over other food industries with recognizable brands like Combos, Uncle Ben’s, and Dolmio. Not to mention the brand also owns pet food companies ..read more
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The Sweet History of Nestlé
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by Seth Akkerman
10M ago
What’s your favorite Nestlé candy? Before you answer the question, let us just break it down so you know all the options. On the chocolate side of things Nestlé offers some of the best confectionery treats to every grace store shelves. These include Butterfinger, Crunch, BabyRuth, 100Grand, Raisinets, Chunky, and OhHenry! On the hard candy side, Nestlé is responsible for SweeTarts, LaffyTaffy, Nerds, FunDip, PixyStix, Gobstopper, BottleCaps, Spree, and Runts. Now that you know what your sweet tooth can snack on, we’ll ask the question one more time. What is your favorite Nestlé Candy? Nestlé i ..read more
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The History of An American Candy Icon: Tootsie Rolls
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by Jake Hackman
11M ago
How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie center of a Tootsie Pop? Can you take a guess? As it turns out it takes over 1000 licks to get to the gooey, chocolatey center of a Tootsie Pop. But before there were Tootsie Pops, Tootsie Frooties, and Mr. Owl, there was Leo Hirshfield—the creator of Tootsie Rolls. As you know, we’re all about candy history here, and since Tootsie Rolls is one of the most popular candies of all time, we thought we’d dive into the sweet history of how they came to be. Check it out!  The Beginning Of Tootsie Rolls The concept for the Tootsie Roll came fr ..read more
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5 Ways To Celebrate National Candy Month
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by Jake Hackman
11M ago
How are you celebrating National Candy Month?  The best month of the entire year is here and we want to know how you’re celebrating. If you haven’t indulged yet, do yourself a favor and check out these 5 Ways to Celebrate National Candy Month right now! Have A Candy Movie Night Everyone loves a movie night, but you know what makes it better? All of your favorite candy paired with some of the best movies featuring iconic candy! We’re talking about Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, ET, The Goonies, The Breakfast Club, and of course Caddyshack. All of these films feature famous cand ..read more
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Patty's Candy Memory
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by Molly Holtzman
1y ago
My favorite memory of old time Candy was walking from church on Sunday to the little store that was about a half block from church. The store was in the front room of the owner’s house. It was stocked with penny candy! I loved the shoelace licorice, the root beer barrels, Swedish fish, and the ice cube chocolates. Because some of them were 2 for a penny, ten cents would fill our bag!  ..read more
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Anthony's Candy Memory
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by Molly Holtzman
1y ago
Back in the early 60's we grew up on a small farm in Oklahoma. Money wasn't easy to come by back then and candy was even harder to come by. But I remember dad giving me and my brother a nickel on Fridays to take to school. Our school was a small country school and there was a little store across the creek from it. At lunch time my brother and I would walk across a little foot bridge to the store and and spend our nickels. My little brother's favorite was red shoestring licorice. I always bought black licorice sticks. They were two for a penny. They were in a glass jar. And they were always har ..read more
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