Mary Janes: Paul Revere to Grandma’s Toffee
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The year was 1914 when Charles Miller created the delicious Mary Jane in the basement of his home. The kitchen was once his father’s candy kitchen but earlier, a more famous resident resided there: Paul Revere. Mary Jane, now well-over 100, still wears the same dress and shoes and bares a startling resemblance to the Mary Jane of the Buster Brown cartoon, popular at the time. The resemblance is so clear Buster Brown creator Richard Outcault sued Miller for copyright infringement, but lost. The toffee left the market recent – when the NECCO company went under – but is back with a different size and shape, but still the candy you remember. We’re glad she’s back. We missed her. Comes in a six-ounce bag with the story on the label.