Chicago’s Sweet Candy History: An Illustrated Lecture by Leslie Goddard
For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation’s candy. You probably know some candies made or invented here: Brach’s caramels, Snickers and Milky Way bars, Wrigley’s gum, Cracker Jack, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Tootsie Rolls, and Frango Mints. Learn the history of these tasty treats and explore what made Chicago such an ideal location for candy makers.
Join us for our annual business meeting (it will be short!) followed by this entertaining presentation by author and historian Leslie Goddard. Open to members and non-members of all ages.