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.

(304) 461-4714

 144 High Street  Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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 and syrups.

We're Talking to You !

January 21: Talks and Tastings  of  Sweets & Sodas, Fredrick Pop Shop, Civil War Sweets

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

March 25, 7:00: Barnes and Noble, Fredrick, Maryland Book Signing and Tasting

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

Copyright @True Treats Historic Candy, LLC. All rights reserved.

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

Special Features

19th Century
The Industrial Revolution brought a tidal wave of change: Peanut brittle, sugar sticks, elegant truffles, and many you'd never imagine.
People & Events 
From battle fields to pharmacies, reservations to plantations: Sweets played a part to them all.

True Treats Historic Candy

"History Never Tasted So Sweet"

1600s & 1700s
Turkish Delight, candied peels and petals, chocolate sticks, sugar plums, & other sugary treats.

North Market Street, Fredrick, MD

Candy Timeline

20th Century
The rise of candy we know today - from Hostess Mints to Violet Mints, Candy Bars to Sponge Candy.

Events, Productions and Interviews