About Candy Professor
Candy Professor is no longer an active blog.
While I was working on my book Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, I published bits and pieces of my research here, as well as stories I couldn’t use in the book. Here, and in Candy, you’ll find a cultural and historical view of American candy over the past century, one post at a time. Things like: what people thought and said about candy; how candy got made and packaged and marketed and sold; who ate candy and when and why. To find the answers to these questions, I poked around in: newspapers, journals, trade publications, on the web, whatever I can find.
I’ve enjoyed talking, listening, and especially tasting my way through candy history. This site is dedicated to everyone who shares my happy candy memories.