Candy Timeline

The Originals

The Originals
From Native American barks, to the first candy ever, to the first chewing gum.

The Native Americans throughout North America derived sugars from trees, bushes, grasses, and cobs which they used for flavor and health, and as a preservative. These are a select group of plants, unlike the European selections that have become the norm today.

The Originals

  • Agave Syrup
  • Aphrodisiac Truffles

    Aphrodisiac Truffles

  • Bugs – Roasted
  • Cacao Beans
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Cacao Nibs and Pomegranate Seeds
  • Coffee
  • Corn Syrup
  • Fruit Leather

The Originals

  • Glee Gum
  • Halvah
  • Hickory Bark
  • Honey Sesame Brittle

    Honey Sesame Brittle

    Hickory Syrup

  • Honey Sesame Brittle
  • Maple Bricks
  • Maple Fancies
  • Ojibwa Blue Berry Jam  and Syrup
  • Ojibwa Choke Cherry Jam and Syrup
  • Ojibwa Hawthorn Jam and Syrup
  • Ojibwa High Bush Cranberry Jam and Syrup

The Originals

  • Native American Dried Fruit and Berries
  • Native American All-Berries
  • Native American Dried Fruit and Nuts
  • Native American Wild Plum Syrup
  • Licorice Root

    Licorice Root

    Pecans

  • Popcorn on Cob
  • Resin – Chicle
  • Resin – Mastic
  • Resin – Spruce
  • Root – Licorice
  • Root – Marshmallow
  • Roots – Sassafras
  • Stuffed Date
  • Tanka Bar – Regular
  • Tanka Bar – Spicy

1500s-1700s

1500s-1700s
Candied Peels and petals, chocolate sticks, sugar plums, & other sugary treats.

Many common fruits, nuts, and spices arrived in the 1500s to 1700s and brought with them new forms of confections…and all the symbolism that went with them.

1500s-1700s

  • American Heritage Chocolate
  • Cinnamon Almonds, Orange Almonds

    Cinnamon Almonds

    Almonds – Plain

  • Almonds – Cinnamon Covered
  • Candied rose petals
  • Candied violet petals
  • Candy Cane – All White, Peppermint, Hand-Pulled
  • Confits Rose
  • Confits Lavender
  • Dragee (Panned Almonds)

1500s-1700s

  • Fennel Candy

    Fennel Comfits

  • Flavigny – all kinds
  • French Syrup – Rose
  • French Syrup – Violet
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Honey in 2-oz Jars
  • Honey in 8-oz Jars
  • Honey in 16-oz Jars
  • Maple Drops

    Maple Drops

  • Maple Sugar Fancies
  • Maple Sugar Leafs

1500s-1700s

  • Cinnamon Pecans

    Nougat

  • Pecans – Cinnamon
  • Pecans – Praline
  • Pecan Log
  • Peels – Lemon
  • Peels – Orange
  • Petals – Rose
  • Rose Petals

    Petals – Violet

  • Rock Candy
  • Rose biscuits (Biscuits Roses de Reims)
  • Rose Petals

1500s-1700s

  • Sorghum Drops
  • Sorghum Drops

    Sorghum Syrup

  • Sugar Coated Ginger
  • Sugar Coated Tamarind
  • Sugar Cubes – Brown
  • Sugar Cubes – White
  • Sugar Sticks – Hand-Pulled Sassafras
  • Sugar Sticks Hand-Pulled Peppermint
  • Sugar Sticks Hand-Pulled Vanilla
  • Sugar Plums
  • Sugar Plums with Flowers
  • Turkish Delight, Rose, Assorted Fruit

    Turkish Delight

    Tamarind

  • Turkish Delight
  • Watermelon Seeds

1800s

1800s
The Industrial Revolution brought a tidal wave of change in sweets.

The 1800s saw the growth and demolition of enslavement with its close connection to sugar cane; the introduction of new sugars promoted by abolitionist; and the massive shifts in foods due to the Industrial Revolution, including the candy we know today.

1800s

  • Buttermints

    Black Jack Sticks

  • Buttermints
  • Canada Mints
  • Caramel – Creams (Bullseye)
  • Caramel – Marshmallow
  • Caramel – Original
  • Chocolate Bars – Dark
  • Chocolate Bars – Milk
  • Cigarettes – Bubblegum
  • Candy Cigarettes

    Cigarettes – Candy

  • Cigarettes – Chocolate
  • Circus Peanuts
  • Coconut Needhams
  • Cough Drops

1800s

  • Horehound

    Cough Drops

    • Luden’s
    • Pine Brothers
    • Smith Brothers
    • Candy Drops
    • Peach Stone (Cherry)
    • Horehound
    • Ginger
    • Lemon
    • Mixed
  • Gibralter
  • Good n’ Plenty

1800s

  • Beechies Chewing Gum

    Gum:

    • Black Jack (when available)
    • Clove (when available)
    • Chicklet
    • Dentyne
    • Teaberry (when available)
    • Wrigley’s Spearmint
    • Wrigley’s Doublemint
  • Hard Tack (Stain Glass)
  • Jaw breakers
  • Jelly Beans

1800s

  • Licorice Allsorts
  • Malted Milk Balls

    Malted Milk Balls

  • Marshmallows
  • Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Molasses Pull
  • NECCO Wafer
  • Pulled Creams
  • Reeds – Cinnamon
  • Reeds – Root Beer
  • Rock Candy

1800s

  • Peanut Brittle

    Peanut Brittle – George Washington Carver

  • Peanut Brittle- Traditional
  • Peanut Butter Chew
  • Peppermint Puffs
  • Pine Brothers
  • Salt Water Taffy – Fralinger and James
  • Slippery Elm Cough Drops
  • Sorghum Drops
  • Sorghum Syrup

1800s

  • Sugar Beets
  • Brown Sugar Cubes

    Sugar – Brown

  • Sugar Cubes – Brown
  • Sugar Cubes – White
  • Sweetheart Candy
  • Sugar Sticks Horehound
  • Sugar Sticks Peppermint
  • Sugar Sticks Vanilla
  • Taffy – Flat
  • Taffy – Molasses Pulls
  • Taffy Treasures

    Taffy – Peanut Butter

  • Taffy – Peanut Butter Chews
  • Taffy – Salt Water
  • Truffles – Original
  • Vassar  Fudge
  • Wilbur Buds – Milk
  • Wilbur Buds – Dark

1900s

1900s
The rise of candy we know today – from Candy Bars to Sponge Candy.

The 20th century launched an unprecedented age of candy made for kids, sent to soldiers at war, and reflecting everything from Prohibition to the Cold War. The colors were bright, the scent alluring, and the flavors out of this world.

1900s

  • Ant Candy – Chocolate
  • Ant candy – Hard candy
  • Barks – comes with almonds or plain in the following chocolates:
    • White
    • Dark
    • Milk
  • Broadway Licorice Rolls – Red and Black
  • Bosco Bars

    Bosco Bars

  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Bourbon Balls in Truffle Box
  • Bridge Mix (comes in milk or dark chocolate)
  • Bubblegum Cigars
  • Chocolate Covered Almonds
  • Chocolate Covered espresso
  • Chocolate Covered Fruits and Nuts
  • Chocolate Covered raisins

1900s

  • Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews

    Candy Bars – Chunky

    • Clark Bar
    • Goldenberg’s Peanut Chew
    • Goo Goo
    • Heath
    • Mountain Bar
    • Sky Bar
    • Valo Milk
    • Zagnut Bars
  • Caramel Collections

    Caramel

    Caramel – Dark Chocolate Covered

  • Caramel- Dark Chocolate with Bourbon Covered
  • Caramel – Milk Chocolate Covered with Sea Salt
  • Caramel – Cubes
  • Chocolate Babies
  • Chuckles

1900s

  • French Creams

    Fire Balls

  • French Creams
  • French Hard Candy – Citrus
  • French Hard Candy – Lavender
  • French Hard Candy – Violet
  • Gum:
    • Dubble Bubble
    • Fruit Stripe
    • Gold Rush
  • Gummy Mix

    Gummy Bears

  • Gummy Worms
  • Gummy Blend – Jelly Beans, Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms

1900s

  • Starlight Mints

    Hard Candy – Anise

  • Hard Candy – Butterscotch
  • Hard Candy – Mint Mix of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Spearmint
  • Hard Candy – Starlight Mint
  • Hard Candy – Root Beer
  • Holiday – Art Candy
  • Holiday – Raspberry filled
  • Holiday – Ribbon Candy
  • Jelly Beans Jelly Belly

1900s

  • Licorice Mix
  • Licorice All sorts
  • Licorice Laces

    Licorice Laces – Black

  • Licorice Laces – Red
  • Licorice Pipes
  • Licorice Twists – Black
  • Licorice Twists – Red (Red Vine)
  • Lifesavers – all flavors
  • Malted Milk Balls
  • Marshmallow Charms
  • Hostess Mints

    Mint Creams

  • Mints – Hostess
  • Mints – Junior
  • Mints – Canada Mint

1900s

  • Napoleons

    Napoleons

  • Nonpareils – Dark and Milk
  • Pixy Sticks
  • Regal Crowns – Cherry
  • Regal Crowns – Lemon
  • Sea Foam – Dark
  • Sea Foam – Milk
  • Swiss Chocolate
  • Bit O’ Honey

    Toffee – Bit O’ Honey

  • Toffee – Mary Jane
  • Toffee – Mint Julep

1900s

  • Turkish Taffy

    Toffee – Squirrel Nut Zipper

  • Truffles – Aphrodisiac
  • Truffles – Bourbon Balls
  • Truffles – Figs
  • Truffles – Mint Julep
  • Truffles – Traditional
  • Turkish Taffy – Banana
  • Turkish Taffy – Vanilla
  • Walnuttos
  • White Chocolate Bars
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