The Charleston Chew, that dense chocolate covered marshmallow-taffy-toffee substance may be nostalgic, but beneath the chocolate exterior, is an edgy, activist DNA embedded in the candy which, as it happened, was named for the song and the dance known as the “Charleston” in 1925. Let’s start with the dance.Read More
The Charleston Chew
True Treats Historic Candy® Announces Launch of the Grandmother’s Purse Project
Candy Store to Donate Percent of Profits to Four Different Charitable Segments – Welcomes Requests for Funding Harpers Ferry, WV (February 15, 2017): True Treats Historic Candy announced they will launch the “Grandmother’s Purse Project,” giving up to 10% of their profits to charitable events. In addition, True Treats will continue to donate up to Read More
Valentine’s Day: Why Hearts?
So, it’s almost Valentine’s Day and you might be wondering how the ubiquitous hearts got their start. The shape actually evolved from the ancient and now extinct silphium plant, used in the fifth century by Romans as a spice, aphrodisiac and birth control measure.Read More
The Almost-Astonishing Story of Chocolate Covered Peppermint Candy: From Ice Cream Cones to a Retro Candy Favorite
I’ve been thinking about peppermint patties these days, although I’m not sure why. Maybe because peppermint and chocolate, individually or combined, is big on Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day…face it, there’s always a holiday nearby where candy is concerned and chocolate covered peppermints are standard fare.Read More
Chocolate Candy: An Aphrodisiac – Is It or Isn’t It?
Is chocolate an aphrodisiac? The answer is yes.Read More
Nutmeg: Sure, A Flavoring in Candy but an Aphrodisiac and So Much More
If you’re searching for an effective yet tasty aphrodisiac look no further than your local grocery store. The solution comes bundled up in the pit of a more-or-less remarkable spice humbly referred to as “nutmeg.Read More