106: Civil War Candy

106: Civil War Candy

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106: Civil War Candy

Necco Wafers and Jelly Beans were candies that citizens were urged to “send to the troops” during the Civil War. Easy to transport and not likely to melt or spoil, they were a sweet treat that reminded the Union soldiers of home.

An old NYT advertisement
Jelly Belly factory (Fairfield, CA.)

Check out Claire Saffitiz from Bon Appetite as she attempts gourmet jelly beans from scratch.


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