Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tootsie Pops: “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”

tootsie pops

The origin of the tootsie pop At an office meeting employees were asked to share any ideas for new candies. Mr. Weisgram had been thinking beforehand. Just the other day, Clara, his daughter, had shared a lick of her lollipop, at the same time, Weisgram had a Tootsie Roll in his mouth. He thought about how good it tasted and up popped an idea. The board loved his idea and began to plan for the [Click for full post…]

Candy Bars : Mars Spotlight


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,  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…]