CXP Brief The History of Candy in a Handy Candy History Time Chart
1868 - Richard Cadbury makes the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates
1880s - Candy corn was created by the Wunderle Candy Company.
1890 - Hershey milk chocolate bar was made.
1893 - Juicy fruit gum was made
1896 - Named after his daughter’s nickname, Leo Hirshfield introduces the Tootsie Rolls. Some other interesting history I recently leaned about is that “In 1935 the company was in difficulty due to possibly loosing a key customer. Bernard D. Rubin was able to restore the company to health. He died in 1948 after significantly increasing the comanie sales. The company has a great history.
1896 - Cracker Jack popcorn was invented (prize inside was invented in 1912)
1898 - Goelitz Confectionery Company also begins making candy corn.
1893 - Juicy fruit gum and Wrigleys Spearmint gum was introduced by William Wrigley Jr.
1890 - The first Hershey milk chocolate bar is invented by Milton S. Hershey.
1907 - Hershey Company makes Hershey Kisses
1908 - Toblerone chocolate is invented by a man named Theodore Tobler
1912 - The New England Confectionery Company makes wafers. Also known as NECCO wafers
1912 - Mint flavored Life Savers are created.
1912 - Clarence Crane of Cleveland, Ohio, invents Life Savers.
1920 - Baby Ruth were made and named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter instead of the baseball player.
1922 - Mounds were made
1923 - Milky Ways were invented and designed to taste like Malted Milk, made by the Mars family.
1923 - Reeses cups are made, which are now known as one of the top selling candies.
1924 - Bit-o-honey were made
1925 - Mr. Goodbar were created and are known for the combination of creamy milk chocolate and crunchy peanuts
1926 - Milk Duds were formulated, the original idea for the milk duds was for them to be perfectly round, finding that wouldn’t work, the word "dud" was used.
1927 - Raisinets were invented
1928 - Heath Bars were made
1929 - Twizzlers company is established.
Late 1920s - Butterfingers were made, and were the second top selling candy at that time. They were made by the same company that made Baby Ruth bars.
1930 - Snickers were designed and were named after the family’s horse.
1932 - 3 musketeers were made, named after four musketeers. However the company decided to only use three: Porthos, Arthor, and D’Artagnan.
1932 - Ferrara Pan Candy Company creates Red Hots
1933 - Kraft Caramels were made
1938 - Krackel bars were invented, at the time had almonds in the recipe. Not long after, it was decided that the almonds would be taken out.
1941 - Plain M&Ms were made, and are known for the six different colors.
1948 - Peter Paul Manufacturing Company makes Almond Joys.
1949 - Junior Mints were designed and it’s believed that they were named after the Sally Benson stories, from the New York Times and published in a book named Junior Miss.
1949 - Smarties were made
1951 - Jolly Ranchers were created and are loved for their long-lasting flavor.
1954 - M&Mswere improved and were now also had M&Ms with peanuts in them.
1958- Candy necklaces were created
1960 - Starburst fruit chews were invented in England, then being imported to America in 1976
1963 - Sweet Tarts were made
1976 - Jelly Bellies were created during the Civil War but officially made the Jelly belly candies in 1976.
1978 - The Reeses Company made Reese’s pieces, which was ETs favorite candy in the movie, E.T which was released in 1982.
1980 - Gummi candy Bears were made
1992 - NECCO makes conversation valentines hearts
1992 - Dove dark chocolate bars are made
2005 - BW Clifford Inc starts their on line store.
2006 - BW Clifford Inc found on Google under Wholesale Candy
2006 EOY - BW Clifford Inc has decent search engine placement (must stay modest)
2007 - 1Q BW Clifford targets new words such as candy store reengineers much of site layout. Waiting to see results. Used SEO tools 1st time.
2008 - Beginning 1Q2008 focused on the History of Candy. Building blocks for the future.