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"History Never Tasted So Sweet"


The Originals 
From Native American barks, to the first candy ever, to the first chewing gum.
Roots, barks, flowers, seeds, nuts, resins, beans... and, of course, sugars.
The rise of candy we know today - from Hostess Mints to Violet Mints, Candy Bars to Sponge Candy.
The tasty cacao, the sultry truffle, the chocolate bar: a deliciously historic chocolate walk.

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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 Industrial Revolution brought a tidal wave of change: Peanut brittle, sugar sticks, elegant truffles, and many you'd never imagine.

Events & Interviews

LOOK FOR "SWEET AS SIN" in bookstores online and inside

Stay TUNED: Heading your way? South Dakota, Virginia, Mississippi, and Tennessee ahead!

NPR's The Round Table
NPR's The Splendid Table
NPR's Cityscape

People & Events 


From battle fields to pharmacies, reservations to plantations: Sweets played a part to them all.

Favorite  Focus

Candy Timeline

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1600s & 1700s
Candied peels and petals, chocolate sticks, sugar plums, & other sugary treats.
 Wild and wonderful, from Grandma's Purse to Penny Candy Stores.