Thursday, September 7, 2006

Legends in Candy Pass Away

There have been a few deaths in the news lately, and a couple of them are candy related.

First, Nathan Sloane of Charleston Chew died at the age of 97 last month. Though he didn’t invent the Charleston Chew, he bought the company in 1957 and developed the other versions of the bar, including chocolate-chocolate and strawberry. He later sold the company in 1990 to Nabisco.

Read obituary at The Boston Globe.

And just yesterday Dorothy Harmsen who co-founded Jolly Rancher passed away at the age of 91. Hers is a charming tale of an accidental candy empire. She started making chocolates to offset the dip in ice cream sales in the cold Colorado winters. Their first breakout hit was the super-cinnamon Fire Stix. One of my favorites as a child. The family later sold the business to Hershey’s in 1996.

Rest in peace, Dorothy. Read full obituary at the New York Times.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:07 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     News

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