Old Time Penny Candy Collection
This collection contains classics such as Root Beer Barrels, Jaw Breakers, Dubble Bubble, Bit-O-Honey, Caramel Creams, rock candy, jelly beans, Tootsie Rolls, Jaw Breakers, Dum-Dums, Fire Balls, and salt water taffy. The history of each is on the label. Mixture of 19th and early 20th century selections.
A Bit of History
Penny candies opened an opportunity for working class kids to emulate the middle class by buying inexpensive and tasty sweets in the mid-1800s. The candies were inexpensive, tasty and made for them. What followed was a near-avalanche of candies, beloved by children and grown-ups alike, although controversial among the well-to-do who wanted to keep candy (and spending power) to themselves.