Modjeska (confection)

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A Modjeska is a confection consisting of a marshmallow dipped in caramel. It was created in the 1880s in Louisville, Kentucky by confectioner Anton Busath to honor Shakespearean actress Helena Modjeska, who was performing there at the time.[1] Other Louisville shops began to make versions of the candy, which continues to be popular in the region today.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Howlett, Rick (July 21, 2012). "The Modjeska: A Star On Stage, Sweetly Remembered". NPR. Americandy: Sweet Land of Liberty. Retrieved 2013-05-29.