Reblog: Necco Wafers

A little candy history, courtesy of foodhistoricsites, to kick of a series of Halloween posts here at What’s Cookin’…

foodhistoricsites:

“The Necco Wafer dates back to 1847 when English immigrant Oliver Chase invented the lozenge cutter enabling him to make the candies. The cutter is believed to be the first American candy machine, and Union soldiers during the Civil War carried the candies, then known as “hub wafers,’’ according to Necco.”

The wafers are a product of New England Confectionary Company, Revere, MA.

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