Root Beer Barrels - Retro Candy Shop in Harpers Ferry, WV - True Treats Historic Candy

Root Beer Barrels – Prohibitionists Beware


Root beer barrels are a classic. The hard candy with sass: robust sassafras flavor! 8 oz of individually wrapped candies in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.

A Bit of History

While on his honeymoon in the 1870s, pharmacist Charles Hines tasted Native American root tea. Over the years, he turned the beverage into a health drink he called “root beer,” first as a mix requiring yeast and other ingredients, then as a syrup, and, eventually, as a soda. Hires’ root beer candy followed in the early 1900s.

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