Sugar Babies (candy)

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Sugar Babies
Sugar Babies

Sugar Babies are an American confection originally developed in 1935 by the James O. Welch Co. Sugar Babies were named after a song called "Let Me Be Your Sugar Baby."[1]

The company was purchased by the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco, now Kraft Foods) in 1963. "The Welch family of products changed hands a few more times, going from Nabisco to Warner-Lambert [in 1988] then to Tootsie in 1993, who makes them to this day."[2] Tootsie Roll Industries now makes Sugar Babies.[3] They are bite-sized, pan-coated, chewy milk caramel sweets which are relatively soft to chew. Welch produced them along with the rest of the Sugar Family (Sugar Daddy and Sugar Mama). The Candy Blog rated Sugar Babies as a 9 out of 10 ("yummy")[2]


  1. ^ Smith, Andrew (March 2007). The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. p. 591. ISBN 0-19-530796-8. 
  2. ^ a b "Sugar Babies". April 25, 2007. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kimmerle, Beth (November 2003). Candy: The Sweet History. Collectors Press, Inc. p. 156. ISBN 1-888054-83-2.