This year, marks a happy, unique anniversary for all candy lovers and Americans..not just the trademark eponymous product but company, Necco Wafers!
CERTAINLY the oldest candy in America, as I've so BLOGGED before, it was a longtime 19th favorite, with a (apprently) very sparing (few) flavors, but it became in 1910 available in eight flavors.
And the rest, as the longtime radio entertainer/historic commentator Paul Harvey (whom I am sure had that story in his library and told it on raido many times)
might have said..
is...the rest...of the story.
Those distinctive and in some cases totally mis-colored flavors for Necco Wafers:
In 2009-2011, as many know, the candy went all natural to exclude lime.
More in the label below. Also search on Google for information on this (happily discontinued since 2011) disaster.
Many stores still have 'em..usually for 1 dollar for each typical 2 inch roll, even less..