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List of Classic Candy Through the Decades1940’s: BB Bats, Bit O’ Honey, Bubble Gum Cigars, Canada Mints, C Howard Violet Gum, Candy Buttons, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Squares,Chuckles, Coconut Bars, French Chew, Jujubes, Kits Taffy, Long Boys, Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll, Red Hots, Sen Sen, Smith Brothers Licorice, Snaps,Sugar Daddy Pops, Teaberry Gum, Black Taffy, Bulls Eye’s Caramel Creams, Chick O Stick Nuggets, Necco Assorted Wafters, Root Beer Barrels, SloPokes & Walnettos.1950’s: Boston Baked Beans, Canada Mints, C Howard Violet Gum, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Sweet & Sour Pops, Chuckles, Cinnamon Toothpicks,Coconut Bars, Gold Mine Gum, Hot Tamales, Jujyfruits, Kits Taffy, Licorice Pipe, Long Boys, Mike & Ikes, Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll, Slap Stix, Snaps,Sugar Daddy Pops, Teaberry Gum, Wax Lips, Bit O Honey, Bullseye’s Caramel Creams, Chick O Sticks, Neccos, Root Beer Barrels, Salt Water Taffy &Walnettos.1960’s: Abba Zaba Minis, BB Bats, Big Hunk Minis, Boston Baked Beans, Canada Mints, Candy Buttons, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Assorted Squares,Charms Sweet & Sour Pops, Cherry Heads, Cinnamon Toothpicks, Coconut Bars, Fizzies, Gold Mine Gum, Good & Plenty, Jujubes, Licorice Pipes,Mike & Ike, Red Hots, Sugar Daddy Pops, Sweetarts, Teaberry Gum, Wax Lips, Atomic Fireballs, Candy Necklace, Jawbreakers, Lemonheads, NeccoWafers, Now & Laters & Walnettos.1970’s: Abba Zaba Minis, Apple Heads, Boston Baked Beans, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Bubble Gum Cigars, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Sweet & SourPops, Cherry Heads, Fizzies, Freshen Up Gum, Giant Smarties, Hot Tamales, Jolly Rancher Sticks, Laffy Taffy, Licorice Pipes, Pixy Sticks, Pop Rocks,Razzles, Sugar Daddy Pops, Sweetarts, Wax Lips, Zotz, Atomic Fireballs, Bazooka, Candy Necklace, Jaw Breakers, Lemonheads, Necco AssortedWafers & Now & Laters.1980’s: Apple Heads, Bottle Caps, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Blow Pops, Fruit Stripe Gum, Fun Dip, Gobstoppers, GrapeHeads, Jolly Rancher Sticks, Mamba, Mike & Ikes, Nerds, Orange Heads, Pixy Stix, Pop Rocks, Runts, Saf-T-Pops, Slap Stix, Sweetarts, Wax Fangs,Zotz, Atomic Fireballs, Candy Necklaces, Bazooka, Bit O Honey, Jawbreakers, Lemonheads & Now & Laters.1990’s: Airheads, Apple Heads, Blow Pops, Bottle Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Cow Tales, Fun Dip, Giant Smarties, Mega Double Lollies, Nerds, PopRocks, Push Pops, Ring Pops, Runts, Shock Tarts Roll, Sour Patch Kids, Sour Punch Twists, Sweetarts Roll, Atomic Fireballs, Bazooka, CandyNecklace, Cry Baby Gum, Jolly Rancher Pieces, Lemonheads & Now and Laters.
Confectionary TimelineConfectionary Timeline1800s•1854 The first packaged box of Whitmans chocolate debuts.•1868 Richard Cadbury introduces the first Valentines Day box of chocolates.•1880s Wunderle Candy Company creates candy corn.•1893 William Wrigley, Jr. introduces Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum and Wrigleys Spearmint Chewing Gum.•1896 Tootsie Rolls debut, introduced by Leo Hirshfield of New York who named them after his daughters nickname, "Tootsie".1900s•1900 Milton S. Hershey of Lancaster , PA introduces the first Hershey milk chocolate bar. “The Great American Chocolate Bar”•1901 The King Leo pure peppermint stick candy was developed and trademarked.•1901 Multicolored candy disks called “NECCO wafers” first appear.•1902 (NECCO) makes the first conversation hearts which, to this day, continue to be a Valentine’s Day tradition.•1905 The Squirrel Brand Company of Massachusetts creates the first peanut bar known as the Squirrel Nut Zipper.•1906 Hersheys Milk Chocolate Kisses chocolates appear in their familiar silver foil wraps.1910s•1912 Life Savers, the candy named for its ring shape is introduced in peppermint flavor. Twenty Two (22) years would pass before thepopular five-flavor roll is introduced.•1912 The Whitmans Sampler box of chocolates is introduced•1913 Goo Goo Clusters, a Southern favorite, was the first bar to combine milk chocolate, caramel, marshmallow and peanuts.
Confectionary Timeline1920s•1920 Fannie May Candies opens its first retail candy shop in Chicago .•1920 The Baby Ruth candy bar is introduced and is named for President Grover Clevelands daughter not the famous baseball player.•1921 Chuckles - colorful, sugared jelly candies are first made.•1922 Goldenbergs Peanut Chews, made in Philadelphia, are introduced.•1923 The Mounds Chocolate Bar is offered which includes coconut filling encased in rich milk chocolate.•1923 The Milky Way Candy Bar is introduced by the Mars family.•1925 Bit-O-Honey the honey-flavored taffy is introduced.•1926 Milk Duds are introduced•1927 McKeesport Candy Co. was established.•1928 Heath Bars appear, offering chocolate covered toffee.•1928 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is introduced. It remains one of the best selling candy bars of all times!1930s1930 M&M Mars introduces the Snickers Bar which, to date, is the best selling candy bar of all time.1931 Tootsie Roll Pops are introduced and are consider by some to be the first “novelty candy” as they combined two candies in one.1931 A fortunate accident involving Marshmallow at the Sifer’s Candy Company lead to the creation of the Valomilk Candy Bar.1932 M&M Mars introduces the MARS Candy Bar which was renamed Snickers Almond Crunch in the late 1990’s.1932 Ferrara Pan Candy Company, located in Chicago , introduces Red Hot Cinnamon candy known as Red Hots.1932 M&M Mars debuts the 3 Musketeers Bar,1936 William Luden, one of the creators of Cough Drops, introduces the 5 th Avenue Candy Bar.1939 Hersheys Miniatures chocolate bars debut.1940s1941 "M&Ms" Plain Chocolate Candies are introduced in response to depressed chocolate sales in summer.1942-1945 Working hard to maintain high wartime morale, female employees at Whitman’s Candy Companysecretly slipped notes to soldiers in boxes of Whitman’s Chocolate Samplers destined for military shipment.1945 M&M Mars decides to change the formula in the 3 Musketeers Bar to All Chocolate1949 Junior Mints were introduced.1949 Smarties candy roll wafers are introduced.1949 El Bubble Bubble Gum Cigars are the first five-cent bubble gum.
Confectionary Timeline1950s1954 Marshmallow Peeps are introduced by Just Born, Inc. in the shape of Easter chicks.1950 Bobs Candy Canes, sold under the Cris Cringle brand, are introduced.1958 Candy Necklaces, a retro candy classic, are introduced.1960s1960 In an effort to create a healthy candy product, M&M Mars Starburst Fruit Chews are introduced and fortified with Vitamin C.1960 Amurol confections introduce the first sugar free bubble gum called Blammo.1960 Ferrara Pan Candy Company introduces Lemonheads and later in the year, Apple Heads,Grape Heads and Orange Heads.1963 Sweetarts are introduced1970s•1970 M&M Mars introduces the Snickers Munch Bar•1976 Herman Goelitz Company introduces the first individually flavored Jelly Bean known as Jelly Bellies.•1978 Fueled by the overwhelming success of Reese Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s introduces Reese Pieces.•1979 M&M Mars introduces the Twix Caramel Cookie Candy Bar.1980s•1980 Herman Goelitz Company introduces the first American-made gummi bears and gummi worms. Traditionally, these candies wereimported from Europe .•1981 Fueled by their success in Europe, M&M Mars introduces Skittle Bite Size Candies.1990s•1992 M&M Mars introduces DOVE Dark Chocolate Bar and DOVE Milk Chocolate Bars•1994 M&M Mars introduces Starburst Jelly Beans.
Now You Can Plan Your Wedding, Celebration or Corporate Event with CandyPros.comIts your special day! Celebrate with delectable and colorful candies Everyone loves candy!Candy Buffet Made Easy!• One of the hottest trends is using the “Candy Buffet” idea.• You can create a beautiful table center matching your special event or theme colors or have an actual Candy Buffet as adessert table.• Sky is the limit! Possibilities are endless! Put your imagination in the works and have a beautiful party!Simple Steps for a Candy Buffet:1. Plan aheadBegin to plan your candy buffet at least 3 to 4 months prior to the event.2. Figure out the quantityPlan to have about 6 to 8 oz(about 1/2 lb.). of candy per guest.3. Choose theme colors & flavorsChoose your candy buffet items based upon your partys theme and colors. Then decide on the type of candy choices youwould like to give your guests.4. Decide the settingChoose a buffet table, containers for the candy, such as glass vases, jars and bowls. Clear containers work better becausethe guests can see what is inside of them.5.Order the candyPlan to order the candy so that it will arrive about 5-7 days prior to the event. Allow yourself a buffer zone in case therereany changes. Please see our Shipping Policies.