Candy from the 1800s - Rock Candy on a String - True Treats Historic Candy

Rock Candy on a String, Multi-Purpose Tradition


Pure rock candy made by a company that opened in 1888. Original style- no coloring, on a string. 4 oz in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.

A Bit of History

Rock candy, or rock sugar, has a venerable history as an early preservative and medicine. In the 1800s, it was an important part of the most popular saloon drink—rock n’rye. Civil War soldiers were said to use it as a medicine, preservative, and treat, most likely from packages from home.

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