Posts tagged ‘Confectionery’

October 24, 2013


The first candy apple was created in 1908 by William Kolb of Newark, New Jersey.   Kolb a candy maker was looking for ways to expand sales of his red cinnamon candy during the Christmas season and used an apple on a stick as a way to display the brightly colored candy in the shop window.  It didn’t take long for the new treat to take off and soon he was selling thousands of them each year.


October 15, 2013


Candy Corn was developed in 1898 by a small candy company now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company.


July 30, 2013

Out of This World!


The Milky Way bar originated in 1923 and was the first filled candy bar. It was inspired by the chocolate-malt  milkshake that was popular at the time. The first advertising slogan  was, “A Chocolate Malted Milk in a Candy Bar.”

In 1926, the Milky Way bar was introduced nationally in two flavors, chocolate and vanilla, each for a nickel. In 1932, the Milky Way bar was sold as a two piece bar – one vanilla, one chocolate, but just four years later, in 1936, the chocolate and vanilla flavors forever parted.

The vanilla Milky Way bar, which was covered in dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate, was renamed the Forever Yours bar. The Forever Yours bar was discontinued in 1979, but due to popular demand, the bar returned in 1989 renamed as the Milky Way Dark bar. In 2000, it was renamed the Milky Way Midnight bar.