Sour Tangerine Drops
From Medicines to Treats
Hard candies such as stain glass originated as throat lozenges and treats. The boiled sugars of the 1600s evolved into drops in the 1700s – and of course stain glass. By the mid to late 1800s, familiar hard candies like butterscotch disks, clove balls, sour balls, and others were all the rage.
What About the Tangerine?
Hard candies became popular around the time the tangerine arrived in America – the mid-1800s. The first tangerine tree in America was planted by an Italian diplomat in a consulate garden in New Orleans. Tart, tangy, and delicious! 4 oz. bag with the history on the label.