Candy Bars : Mars Spotlight

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This is a short over view and timeline of Mars Candy. 1911 Frank C. Mars starts making and selling butter cream candy from his kitchen in Tacoma, Washington, USA. 1920 Frank C. Mars moves to larger quarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where again he starts in the basket candies business.  Called the ‘Nougat House’, the candy produced during this period is named ‘Patricia Chocolates’ after Frank and Ethel V’s daughter. 1923 In September 1923, after three [Click for full post…]

Pez : The Lord of the Rings Collectors Set

ORANGE, CT, November 1, 2011 – PEZ Candy, Inc. today announced that the highly anticipated PEZ Lord of the RingsCollector Set has begun to ship to national retailers and is available on the company’s website, www.pez.com.  Each set is labeled with a gold sticker featuring its exclusive number in the production series.   The Lord of the Rings collector’s set includes eight dispensers, each depicting key characters from the trilogy, and two six packs of [Click for full post…]

Jelly Belly : Where did they come from?

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Jelly Belly has been making candy since 1869 A short bio from Jellybelly.com (2011-12)                                Article’s Tittle: Jelly Beans, an American original The great-great jelly bean ancestor first appeared in the 1800s, but jelly candies of one kind or another have been around for thousands of years. “Turkish delight, ” a citrus, honey and rose water jell, has been putting smiles on kids’ faces since biblical times.   When the penny candy craze came along in [Click for full post…]

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