1700s Collection Bag


Enjoy a unique collection of 18th century sugars and sweets, such as candied peels, Turkish delight, sugar plums, and stain glass. Learn about each item from the insert in your bag, describing who ate them and why. History never tasted so sweet.

A Bit of History

The 18th century brought about a variety of changes to the landscape of North America, with everything  with everything from sugar plums to newly-prepared chocolates. Cane sugar also entered the scene and became a favorite of European Americans who used it as a preservative, medicine, and fermenting agent. Fruits, that the Spanish and Portuguese explorers introduced to the area, as well as spices introduced through the spice trade, became part of the confectionery landscape and are still among us today.

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