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Candy: The Sweet History
Published: September 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
A candy saleswoman, developer and consultant, Kimmerle pays homage to the sweets industry in this colorfully designed history. More coffee-table display than serious study, the book emphasizes the artistry of candy packaging and
advertisements while providing an overview of all the many confections of "sugar that has been cooked." Candy, Kimmerle reveals, was once a luxury enjoyed mostly by the rich and the royal, an expensive treat that relied upon then-exotic ingredients like
cane sugar and cocoa. The modern candy industry took form in the early 19th century, and many favorite American candies have been around for nearly a century. LifeSavers were invented in 1912; Tootsie Rolls date back to 1896. Licorice, taffy, nougat,
jelly beans, caramels and marshmallows all make appearances in Kimmerle's book, which is illustrated with images of retro candy ads and novelty packages. But the heart of the book is "Piece By Piece," a long chapter offering brief histories of candy
businesses like M&M Mars, Frank Fleet Gum Company and the Ferrara Pan Company (makers of Lemonheads). A dozen recipes for treats like Candied Grapefruit Peel, Thirty-Minute Caramels and Non Pariels is also provided, but this book will please mostly
readers interested in candy design and industry.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
InStyle Magazine, October 2003
For those craving an encyclopedic knowledge of all things sugary.
by the five-and-dime on your way home from school to get a handful of your favorite sweet treat? CANDY: THE SWEET HISTORY covers the goodies of yesteryear: Pay Day, Candy necklaces, Lemonheads, Necco Wafers, Chic-O-Sticks, Abba-Zaba, and many more
selected for their nostalgic packaging, yummy tastes, and wonderful stories. Inside this tasty tome are more than 85 sensational candies, including those hard-to-find local favorites made by small, family-owned factories relying on handed-down recipes
and old-fashioned techniques. Colorful and tempting photos show standout nostalgic candies- some in production for more than 100 years- and the text describes the fascinating stories behind key candy makers and pays homage to our favorites that are no
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