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Utterly Christmas ~ Bob’s Soft Peppermint Sticks

December 11, 2009

I love soft peppermint. 

I love how it’s delivered in a sweet, but has a hittle zing of spicy.  I love how it makes me feel better when I have a tummy ache.  I love how it looks, perfect and imperfect at once.  I love that you can safely chomp down on it and the way the tiny bits dissolve on your tongue.

My favorite peppermint candy is Bob’s.  My ornery grandmother, Frances, used to keep Bob’s peppermint puffs in her sweater pocket all the time and she shared them with everybody, even the dog (because a dog with minty breath is a thing to treasure).   Here’s a little history on Bob’s from The Old Time Candy Company.  If you can’t find Bob’s in your local store, you can order it from them.

Merry, merry Christmas!

For more than 80 years, Bobs® Candies of Albany, GA has been filling grandparents’ candy jars and Christmas stockings with their sweet confections. Bobs candies have played a part in making lasting memories for generations of Americans. Bobs Peppermint Sticks and Sugar Puffs have long been favorites of kids of all ages.

It all began in 1918. World War I had just ended and young Lt. Bob McCormack decided to pursue his dream of starting a candy plant. In the early years, Lt. McCormack served as salesman, bookkeeper and plant manager. Before long, his knowledge of the candy field became such that men in all phases of the confectionery business sought his advice.

From the beginning the company earned a reputation for being an innovative leader in the candy industry. In the 1920s, Bobs was the first candy manufacturer to wrap candy in a new transparent paper…cellophane. By the 1950s, Bobs was using the first ever machine to automatically make stick candy. The machine was developed and patented by Lt. McCormack’s brother-in-law Gregory Keller, a Catholic priest. Later, Bobs began using patented box and case designs for safe candy shipment.

Today, Bobs is an acknowledged leader in confections and the largest producer of candy canes in the world. The Old Time Candy Company is proud to be a retailer for these outstanding candy products.

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  1. December 11, 2009 9:58 am

    We love these!! Our family can polish off a bag of peppermint sticks in under 2 min. Haha

    Love the history lesson!

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