​   True Treats Historic Candy

"History Never Tasted So Sweet"

Events, Productions and Interviews

Wild and wonderful, from Grandma's Purse to Penny Candy Stores.

Candy Timeline

19th Century
The Industrial Revolution brought a tidal wave of change: Peanut brittle, sugar sticks, elegant truffles, and many you'd never imagine.
20th Century
The rise of candy we know today - from Hostess Mints to Violet Mints, Candy Bars to Sponge Candy.
People & Events 
From battle fields to pharmacies, reservations to plantations: Sweets played a part to them all.
1600s & 1700s
Candied peels and petals, chocolate sticks, sugar plums, & other sugary treats.
The Originals 
From Native American barks, to the first candy ever, to the first chewing gum.
In Bookstores Near You!
March 15

Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America's Favorite Pleasure


By True Treats Founder

Susan Benjamin

Bags, Baskets, and Boxes
Delight friends, guests, customers, and family with our collections based on a time period, holiday, type of candy...or anything else you choose.

The tasty cacao, the sultry truffle, the chocolate bar: a deliciously historic chocolate walk.


       Honoring the African American Community for their

Strength, Struggles and Victories

In the Name of  Sugar and Sweets

18th-20th Centuries


Favorite  Focus

Roots, barks, flowers, seeds, nuts, resins, beans... and, of course, sugars.

We're Talking to You !

 February 11, 6:00:Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Public Library, Valentine's Day Candy: A Taste of Where They Began/Where We Are Today

February 12, 2016: Talking with our friends Karen Valentine and John Case at "Paris on the Potomac" WSHC FM.

LOOK FOR "SWEET AS SIN" in the March "Real Simple" magazine!

March 15, 8:30 - 10:00: Radio Tour on ABC News Radio. Tune In!

March 15, 7:00: Barnes and Noble, Fredrick, Maryland: Book Signing and Tasting

March 26, 11:00:Fredrick County Public Library, Walkersville Branch: Candy from First to Now

​April 16, 2016: ​Turn the Page Bookstore, Boonsboro, MD: Joining  Nora Roberts for a book signing at her bookstore

July 10, 2016: Deadwood Museum, Deadwood, South Dakota: Book Signing, Talk & Tasting