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


Favorite  Focus

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.

It's Here!!

                 Events, Productions and Interviews

about the classic, retro and old fashioned candy you love most

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.

Candy Timeline

Learn the history behind our candy on True Treats Candy Blog

In Bookstore Everywhere! Buy a Signed Copy Here!

​   True Treats Historic Candy

"History Never Tasted So Sweet"

The rise of candy we know today - from Hostess Mints to Violet Mints, Candy Bars to Sponge Candy.

We're Talking to You !

LOOK FOR "SWEET AS SIN" in "Real Simple" magazine and

Listen IN: Radio Tour on ABC News Radio. Tune into Overnight America with Jon Grayson, OR your local ABC Radio Network affiliate. Plus...

                        NPR's The Round Table

                        NPR's The Splendid Table

                        NPR's Cityscape


​May 12, 7:00-8:00: Waterloo New York, Celebration of the first Memorial Day: Book Signing, Talk and Tasting

​May 15th, 1:30-3:00: New York City, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Gardens: Book Signing Talk and Tasting

May 19, 10:00-11:00: ​ Gloucester, Mass: The Bookstore, Signing and Tasting

May 20, 7:00-10:00: ​Buckland, Mass: Buckland Library, Talk, Tasting and Signing

May 20, 1:30-2:30: ​ Deerfield, Mass: Historic Deerfield,  Book Signing, Talk and Tasting


The Industrial Revolution brought a tidal wave of change: Peanut brittle, sugar sticks, elegant truffles, and many you'd never imagine.
The tasty cacao, the sultry truffle, the chocolate bar: a deliciously historic chocolate walk.