Handmade Spearmint Stain Glass Candy with Leaves


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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.

Stain Glass… Candy?

Colorful stained glass spans these time periods and was often made at home. It’s even featured in Martha Washington’s cookbook! As for mint, spearmint is thought to be the “mint” of the Bible. It has been valued for centuries as a curative, as a tea, for its aroma, and for flavor. Comes in a 4 oz. bag with the history on the label.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 5 × 3 × 2 in

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