Peter Paul Halajian

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Peter Paul Halajian (1850 – 1927)[1] was a candy retailer in the New Haven, Connecticut area in the early 20th century. Along with some other Armenian investors, he formed the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company in 1919. The company at first sold various brands of candies, but following sugar and coconut shortages in World War II, they dropped most brands and concentrated their efforts on the Mounds bar. The Almond Joy bar was introduced in 1946. In 1978, Peter Paul merged with the Cadbury company.


  1. ^ The Ethnic Almanac - Page 293 by Stephanie Bernardo Johns