For most 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 & Milky Way bars, Wrigley's gum, Cracker Jack, Baby Ruth & Butterfinger, Tootsie Rolls, Frango Mints. Learn the history of these tasty treats & explore what made Chicago such an ideal location for candymakers. Find out why immigrants played a critical role in confectionery history, discover how Baby Ruth and Milk Duds got their names, & take a fun “candy quiz.” It’s delicious fun.
Chicago’s Sweet Candy History: An illustrated lecture by Leslie Goddard
Based on the 2012 book from Arcadia Publishing
DATE: Thursday, December 19, 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Meeting Room 104, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL
for more info on Leslie Goddard, go to: http://www.lesliegoddard.info/