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

It's Here!!

​   True Treats Historic Candy

"History Never Tasted So Sweet"

Learn the history behind our candy on True Treats Candy Blog

Favorite  Focus

In Bookstore Everywhere!

Buy a Signed Copy Here!

Candy Timeline

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

Events, Productions and Interviews

Wild and wonderful, from Grandma's Purse to Penny Candy Stores.
The Industrial Revolution brought a tidal wave of change: Peanut brittle, sugar sticks, elegant truffles, and many you'd never imagine.

We're Talking to You !

LOOK FOR "SWEET AS SIN" in the March issue of "Real Simple" magazine and Salon.com in April

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

Coming Soon: NPR's The Round Table

                        NPR's The Splendid Table

                        Chapter excerpt in Salon Magazine

Just In: New interview with Susan in the Toronto  Star:   http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/04/04/the-sweet-lowdown-our-enduring-obsession-with-candy.html         

​April 2, 12:00-2:00: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC: Book Signing

​April 2, 3:00-6:00: True Treats Historic Candy of Frederick, MD: Book Signing and  Candy Tasting

April 16, 11:00-4:00: ​Turn the Page Bookstore, Boonsboro, MD: Joining  Nora Roberts for a signing at her bookstore