Gum drops appeared around the early 1800s and became a quick classic. A descendent of the Turkish delight, the were sent to Civil War soldiers by folks at home as well as fighters in the two World Wars. on the home-front, they have long been a favorite of children, available in penny candy stores, apothecaries, and numerous other places. These large gum drops come in recyclable bag with the history on the label. A great gift for the gum drop lover. 6 ounces.