Monthly Archives: January 2013


Smarties Candy Company recently celebrated its 62nd Anniversary! Smarties Candy Company is owned and operated by three generations of the Dee family. On January 10, 1949, Edward “Eddie” Dee brought his family from England to New Jersey. Equipped with only two machines in a rented facility, he succeeded in founding Ce De Candy, Inc., makers of SmartiesĀ®, America’s favorite candy wafer roll. Eddie opened his first factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey in August, 1949. He [Click for full post…]


Origin Lem Billings, a friend of President John F. Kennedy, invented the idea for Emerson Drug Company, manufacturer of Bromo-Seltzer, by adding a fruit flavor that children liked. Once perfected, Emerson named the creation Fizzies. The tablet was dropped into a glass of water, then fizzed and dissolved, creating a sweet, effervescent drink. Fizzies were first introduced by Emerson on a regional basis in July 1957. In 1962, the Emerson Drug Company was acquired by [Click for full post…]