October 2020

History of Candy

 

How many licks does it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop? Who remembers the commercial with the wise owl? As we gear up for Halloween, we start seeing the commercials and ads for the newest and best types of candy. This makes us wonder, what is the history of candy? When were your favorite candies invented (1928 anyone)? Make sure you take the quiz below for a chance to win a special candy prize!

  • 1877 – Whiteman’s Chocolate was the first packaged chocolate box.
  • 1861 – First Valentine's Day box of chocolates to the world introduced by Richard Cadbury.
  • 1888 – Wunderle Candy Company creates candy corn.
  • 1893 – William Wrigley, Jr. creates Juicy Fruit® Chewing Gum and Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum.
  • 1896 – Leo Hirshfield creates Tootsie Rolls®
  • 1900 – Milton Hershey introduces Hershey's™ Milk Chocolate Bar.
  • 1901 – First King Leo introduces peppermint stick candy.
  • 1907 – Hershey’s Kisses™ Milk Chocolates were first introduced, they were wrapped “by hand” in foil.
  • 1912 – Circular Lifesavers® candy bar introduced.
  • 1920 – The Curtiss Candy Company refashioned its Kandy Kake into the Baby Ruth®
  • 1921 – Colorful sugared jelly candies Chuckles™ appeared in the US.
  • 1922 – Hans Riegel created chewy candy called "dancing bear" also known as gummi bears.
  • 1923 – Otto Schnering invented Butterfinger™.
  • 1924 – M&M/Mars introduced the Milky Way® Bar.
  • 1928 – The Hershey Company introduced Reese's™ Peanut Butter Cups.
  • 1930 – M&M/Mars introduced the Snickers® Bar
  • 1932 – M&M/Mars introduced 3 Musketeers® Bar
  • 1941 – M&M/Mars introduced M&M’S®.
  • 1949 – James O. Welch Company introduced Junior Mints®.
  • 1949 – Smarties™ Candy Company introduces Smarties.
  • 1954 – M&M/Mars introduced M&M'S® Peanut Chocolate Candies
  • 1960 – Invention of Starburst® fruit chews in England.
  • 1963 – Sweet Tarts® were invented.
  • 1967 – Twix® was invented.
  • 1978 – The Hershey Company introduced Reese’s Pieces™.
  • 1991 – Dove® Promises Milk Chocolate and Dove® Promises Dark Chocolate were introduced.

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