Mar 032016

Hershey's kisses

Just for fun, I collected some of the sweets and treats that were around in the early part of the 20th century which you can still find in stores today. There are surprisingly many of them, and some of them are still major bestsellers, like Toblerone,  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers.

Due to globalisation and various mergers and acquisitions, you can now find many of these brands all over the world, so you should be able to find at least some of these, wherever you are, next time you want a period treat.

Fry’s Chocolate Cream (UK, 1866)
Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles (UK, 1881)
Juicy fruit gum (US, 1893)
Rowntree’s Fruit Gums (UK, 1893)
Tootsie Roll (US, 1896)
Bassett’s Licorice Allsorts (UK, 1899)
Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar (US, 1900)
Cadbury Dairy Milk (UK, 1905)
Hershey’s Kisses (US, 1907)
Toblerone (Switzerland, 1908)
Läkerol (Sweden, 1909)
Life Savers (US, 1912)
Guldnougat (Sweden, 1913)
Fry’s Turkish Delight (UK, 1914)
Cadbury Milk Tray (UK, 1915)
Flake (UK, 1920)
Milky Way (US, 1923)
Baby Ruth (US, 1923)
Milk Duds (US, 1926)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (US, 1928)
Tarragona (Sweden, 1928)
Snickers (US, 1930)

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