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Adults who visit Dylan's Candy Bar can find treats they have loved since they were little—and some that are part of American history. Candies such as Pixie Stix, Pez, Good 'N Plenty and America's first wrapped candy, Tootsie Rolls, are longtime favorites. "It's all got nostalgic pieces to it," Dylan says. "Dylan's Candy Bar really captures nostalgia and has all these American classics under one roof."

Many of the candies at Dylan's store are well-known and loved—but do you know where they got their names? For example, Dylan says Baby Ruth chocolate bars were not named after the legendary baseball player Babe Ruth. "It's actually after the President Grover Cleveland's daughter," she says.

The words "Cracker Jack" weren't always synonymous with molasses-covered popcorn and peanuts. "It got its name because 'crackerjack' is slang for, 'That's really great,'" Dylan says. "A customer at the Chicago World's Fair was trying it and was like, 'Yeah, that's crackerjack!'"
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FROM: What Makes America America
Published on January 23, 2008

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