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Candy Bars from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s

Candy Bars from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s

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Baby Ruth, 1921
- Although the name of thecandy bar sounds like the name of the famous baseball player Babe Ruth, the Curtiss Candy Company traditionally
claimed that it was named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter,
Ruth Cleveland. The candy maker, located on the same street as WrigleyField, named the bar "Baby Ruth" in 1921, as Babe Ruth's fame was on therise, over 30 years after Cleveland had left the White House, and 17 yearsafter his daughter, Ruth, had died. The company did not negotiate anendorsement deal with Ruth, and many saw the company's story about theorigin of the name to be a devious way to avoid having to pay the baseball player any royalties.
Milk Duds, 1926 -
F. Hoffman and Company,Chicago, tries to manufacture a perfectlyround, chocolate-covered caramel candy, butwhen its machines turn out confections thatare less than round, an employee calls them"duds". The word "Milk" in the name refers to the large amount of milk in the product.
Dubble Bubble Gum, 1928
 
Walter E. Diemer,an accountant at Fleer, enjoyed experimentingwith recipes during his free time. In aninterview a few years before his death, he said,"It was an accident".
Heath Bar, 1928
The Heath brothersacquired a toffee recipe from a travelingsalesman. The heath bar has a very long shelflife and because of this the army bought
$
175,000 of candy to pack in the
soldier’s rations during World War II.
 
 
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, 1928
-They were created by H.B. Reese, a former dairy farmer and shipping foreman forMilton S. Hershey.. Reese was inspired byHershey, so he left the dairy farm tostart his own candy business.
The H. B. Reese Candy Co.
was established in the basement of Reese's house in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and used Hersheychocolate in his confections. In 1963, several years after his death,Reese's company was sold to The Hershey Company, for
$
23.5 million.
Snickers, 1930
- the Mars familyintroduced its second product, Snickers,named after their favorite horse. (Marsfirst candy bar was the Milky way in 1923) 
Candy Buttons, 1930s
- It is also known as papercandy, possibly because the difficulty in removing the buttons usually resulted in the ingestion of the poorlywaxed (but digestively harmless) paper along with thecandy.
3 Musketeers, 1932
-Originally, it had three pieces in one package,flavored chocolate,strawberry and vanilla, hence the name. Because of wartime restrictionson sugar, vanilla and strawberry were phased out and only chocolate is nowsold.
 

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