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George Washington Carver Peanut Brittle

This unique brittle resembles the sugar coated peanuts sold by street vendors in New York and other large cities – sweet and savory with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Comes from George Washington Carver’s original recipe. A favorite of the True Treats staff. 4 oz in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.

Sweet & Savory Nut Mix – Exclusive Timeline of 12 nuts – Ancient history to 1900s. Includes historic card!

Nuts—an enjoyable, healthful, and versatile food. In North America, Native Americans used walnuts, pecans and filberts as power foods. Meanwhile,  ancients Romans sugar-coated almonds, a symbol of good beginnings and treat that continued in the  Colonial U.S. Around that time, peanuts, originally from Argentina, arrived from Africa—enslaved workers of the South boiled them with spices. The mid-1800s saw peanut brittle—first time peanuts were used in candy. About 50 years later peanuts were  chocolate-coated and, like many nuts, paired with chocolate-covered fruits. Known as “Bridge Mix” these  classics mixes were enjoyed at bridge games, where players held cards in one hand and snacked with the other. Into the mid-1900s fabulous bright, bold, and textured candied nuts  appeared and, like the other nuts, are classics even today.

 

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Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee Candy Bar: A delicious toffee crunch covered with smooth milk chocolate. Made in 1928, now an American retro classic. 1.4 ounces, easy-to-carry, neat-to-eat.

The heath bar is a deliciously thin, even candy bar, consisting of a layer of English toffee wrapped in a smooth layer of milk chocolate. It’s the perfect combination of soft, smooth and crunch. Born in the U.S., the Heath Bar remains one of the nation’s great candy bars…all thanks to the doings of a schoolteacher and his two sons.

Chocolate Covered Rice Krispies

Rice Krispies would not exist were it not for the company’s mascots – Snap, Crackle and Pop! Made by illustrator Vernon Grant, starting with Snap, in 1933, and followed by Crackle and Pop, in 1939, the gnomes created a marketing wave that would not stop… Even the Rolling Stones recorded an advertisement in 1963! Anyway, in 1939 Mildred Day, a leader in the Campfire Girls and an employee in Kellogg Home Economics Department, developed the idea of creating Marshmallow Rice Krispies Squares. The concept was based on a 1916 recipe for “Puffed Rice Brittle.” During that time, Campfire girls were also selling “Campfire Marshmallows” and the fit worked.

A few years later, Kellogg’s put the recipe on the back of the cereal box, trademarked the name and it became the go-to for parties and other fun events. Jump ahead about 50 years and the treats became pre-made, sold at supermarkets and everywhere else…under the original and new names. Our marshmallow treats are hand-dipped with chocolate using a turn-of-century recipe. Delicious. Try ours…chocolate covered. How could you go wrong.

Watch Candy Historian Susan Benjamin talk bout Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats