Tag: history

candy corn close up

The History Candy corn was invented by George Renninger in the 1880s. Renninger was working at The Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia at the time. It has also gone by the names of corn candy, Indian corn and chicken feed.   The classic Halloween candy features a broad yellow end, tapered orange center and pointed […]

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Moxie bottles

Moxie was one of the first mass produced carbonated drinks made in the USA.   Photo by Vermont – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74241482 History Invented by Dr. Augustin Thompson in 1876, the drink has a sweet flavor with a bitter aftertaste. Originally patented as a medicinal product called ‘Moxie Nerve Food’, its unique […]

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