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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

You know you love them… One of our favorite retro candies has to be the classic NECCO Wafers. They’re one of the oldest candies in America—they were introduced in 1912. But the company is even older than that. NECCO stands for New England Confectioner Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company has been making candy wafers since Oliver Chase invented the first American candy machine in 1847. And they’re still delicious today. The assorted seven flavors are: lemon, orange, clove, cinnamon, wintergreen, licorice, and chocolate.

Here’s a candy memory about NECCO Wafers:



Dear Woodstock Candy, I grew up as a child in the 1960s, and our neighborhood had a shopping area nearby with a movie theater. My brothers and I would all get our hair cut on a Saturdays—and mom would give each one of us a dollar. 75 cents was for the barber, 15 cents was for movie admission, and that always left me with 10 cents. I always got two rolls of NECCO Wafers—since they were 5 cents a piece. I could make those two rolls of candy last through the whole movie. I still buy NECOO Wafers to this day (a roll isn’t quite a nickel today, but the prices at Woodstock Candy are very close!). It’s a really great way for me to get nostalgic about my old neighborhood. Thanks, Bill


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