Susan Benjamin

Susan Benjamin is a candy historian and founder of True Treats Historic Candy. A former communications strategist, college professor and author of numerous books and articles, Ms. Benjamin now focuses exclusively on researching the history of candy.


Founder Susan Benjamin is a candy historian and author of numerous books, including “Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Pleasure” (Prometheus, 2016). Ms. Benjamin gives presentations throughout the nation, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Mount Vernon Gardens and Hotel, where the New York Times cited her talk as one of the top five events of the weekend.

Ms. Benjamin has appeared on numerous programs via NPR, Public Radio, Fox News, NBC News, Voice of America, ABC News Hour Radio. She is a source on candy history for publications such as, Woman’s Day and Bon Appétit Magazine.  True Treats Candy was previously listed by Food Network Magazine as one of the nation’s top 50 “Sweet Spots.”

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