Posts tagged “easter candy

A History of Cadbury Eggs

Posted on April 5, 2012

Since 1923 Cadbury, creme eggs have been an English Easter tradition! First introduced to the US in 1971 and a hit ever since. Selling over 50 millions eggs every easter season. Food Finds about Cadbury Creme Eggs The first chocolate eggs were produced in 1875 wrapped in easter colors. Although the creme egg was launched in 1971, sales for it took off in 1975, thanks to the power of television advertising. The factory where 1.5 million eggs can be made daily is in Birmingham, England. Cadbury Creme Eggs are sold annually from New Year’s Day to Easter. In 2010 Cadbury was bought by Kraft Foods. The eggs have a chocolate shell and fondant filling. The original foil wrappers were green, red, yellow, and blue.…

A History of Chocolate Bunnies

Posted on April 3, 2012

Did you know that hollow chocolate bunnies are a by-product of WWII cocoa rationing?  That way, they could keep their appealing shape while using significantly less material. Smithsonian magazine reports that the chocolate bunny has existed since the 19th century when it was initially created in Germany. Gourmet.com states that these treats were hidden for kids to find around springtime to commemorate the season. Whitman’s Chocolates produced chocolate bunnies as a take on the tradition in the mid 1800s, but not everyone was keen on the idea just yet. In 1890, Robert Strohecker was the first American shop owner to use a five-foot-tall chocolate bunny as an Easter promotion in his drug store. However, it wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century when…

A History of Jelly Beans

Posted on April 2, 2012

Did you know that the origin of the jelly bean is still unknown?  There are suspicions, however, that they descend from Turkish Delight, a treat that was popular in Biblical times. Jordan Almonds, which are the other possible origin of the modern day jelly bean are also made this way and were made popular in the 1600’s in France. The first appearance of what would become the modern day jelly bean was promoted to Union Soldiers during the Civil War. It takes 7 to 21 days to make a jelly bean. There are 130 calories and 37 grams of sugar in one serving of jelly beans which equals about 35 jelly beans. In the early 20th century, a “jelly-bean” was slang for a man…