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 brands were sold to Warner-Lambert in 1988; Tootsie Roll Industries acquired them in 1993. They are bite-sized, pan-coated, chewy milk caramel sweets, and are based on the company's original caramel lollipop named Sugar Daddy. Tootsie Roll Industries now makes Sugar Babies.[2]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Kimmerle, Beth (November 2003). Candy: The Sweet History. Collectors Press, Inc. p. 156. ISBN 1-888054-83-2.