Lemon Drops, Old-Time Candy and Medicine
Lemon has an illustrious history as a flavor in candy. These drops are tangy, sweet, and refreshing, and come from the nation’s oldest candy business, circa 1806! One bag contains approximately 30 pieces.
A Bit of History
Among the many medicines of old were the boiled sugars, containing horehound, lemon and other ingredients we now mainly consider flavorings. In the mid-1800s with the rise of the tasty and inexpensive candies, medicines found a new life as drops. As for the lemon candy- for genteel ladies, they were a luscious breath freshener. For kids, a penny candy. And athletes, explorers and the military they were the ultimate power food.