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Offline JasonLiebig

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Re: WP Old School 7 SPOILERS
« Reply #350 on: February 11, 2019, 11:45:48 PM »
That candy was actually made by the same company as Bit-O-Honey and Mary Jane. In fact, Necco owned all these brands until they went out of business this past year. They auctioned off the brands a few months ago. Not sure where each of these brands ended up.

Candy historian factcheck:  Bit-O-Honey was never made by Necco.  It was never under the same roof as Squirrel Nut Zippers.  The most recent big owner of Bit-O-Honey was actually Nestle, who've had it for a few decades (though it underwent several oweners from the 60's through the 80's.  Nestle sold off the brand about five years ago to Midwest manufacturer Pearson's, maker of Pearson's Salted Nut Roll, among other things.  Pearson's still has it.    :-)
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